The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has defended Universal Credit despite a sharp rise in people left unable to pay their rent in the parts of Scotland where the benefit was first launched.
The number of children living in poverty has remained at over four million while household incomes “stagnated” last year, figures reveal.
Disabled people should not feel as though they are being “put on trial” for claiming state benefits, Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd has said.
PRIVATISING the management of hundreds of job centres has cost taxpayers £11 billion more than ministers promised, we can reveal.
BENEFITS bosses axed a disabled woman’s Motability car to save cash – but then agreed to pay out £65,000 to taxi her to and from work.