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Could this be the end of the DWP?

The DWP have come under fire in recent months, mainly because of the austerity that has been introduced by the Tory government. Welfare cuts have swept the nation, and have arguably targeted the most vulnerable in our society causing homelessness and poverty, and unsurprisingly, there are calls

‘Carry on Registering to Vote’, says Cameron

We reported earlier in the week about how many 18-24 year old’s may fail to register to vote in the EU referendum due to the process requiring a National Insurance number, which many considered too difficult to obtain. Well it seems many young people managed to muster

Asylum Seeker Escapes Jail, Despite Benefit Fraud

The case of benefit fraudster Linda Okungbowa is a complicated one, but thankfully one with a happy ending. Lisa arrived in the UK in 2004 after she was brought over by traffickers, hoping to start work in the UK as a nurse. The traffickers demandedpayment for helping

MPs Warn Job Centre Staff Need to be Trained for Universal Credit

MP’s have been warned that in order to make Universal Credit work, job centres must ensure the correct training of their staff. For those that don’t know, Universal Credit is designed to replace regular benefit and will eventually be given to all of those entitled to benefits. The new

Man Pleads Guilty to Benefit Fraud…..and Receives Brand New Car

Just weeks after pleading guilty to £40, 000 worth of benefit fraud, conman Clive Miller has received a £30, 000 government funded mobility car, despite being found guilty of fraud. Clive Miller, 47, is an ex-soldier that, despite having £280, 000 in bank accounts and properties across

HMRC Proposes More Tax Fraud Investigations

HMRC has been criticised these past few weeks by a group of MP’s. The MP’s, who are members of the Public Accounts Commitee (PAC), have said the agency needs to increase tax fraud investigations on the wealthy. This comes after the news that HMRC only investigate around

Latest News in the Community

The latest headlines this week concerning communities in the UK. Advertisment EU Countries Oppose Plan for Tighter Criminal Checks at UK Border A new UK scheme to increase the amount of criminal information circulated across borders is facing significant opposition from other EU countries, The Telegraph has

News Roundup: Community

Bringing you the latest headlines from the community and beyond… Advertisment PM Recommends Criminal Checks for Cab Drivers following Taxi Driver Rapist Case Prime minister David Cameron has recommended that cab firms ought to carry out criminal records bureau checks (CRB checks) before hiring potential taxi drivers, to

More Than 20,000 School Job Applications Come from Criminals, Says DBS

A Freedom of Information request to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) has shown that more than 20,000 applications made to schools come from convicted criminals. Advertisment The request, which came from The Mirror, showed that more than 50,000 criminal offences were committed last year by people

Councils Worry over New Social Care Reforms

Councils have raised concern over the government’s proposed changes to the social care system, regarding whether adequate funding will be available. Advertisment The proposed plans, which include a cap on how much people will  pay towards residential care and the introduction of council funding, are part of a