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18 July, 2024

Labour’s Plan to Get Britain Working will tackle economic inactivity and ‘break down barriers to a brighter future’

Responding to new ONS data published today, Work and Pensions Secretary says the current state of the labour market is 'truly dire'

18 July, 2024

Amendments tabled to King’s Speech calling for the abolition of the two-child limit

SNP amendment has cross-party support from MPs in Plaid Cymru, the Greens as well as independents, and is echoed by amendment tabled by Labour MP Kim Johnson

18 July, 2024

DWP confirms that Invited Digital service has been extended to include use by third parties

However, Department advises that this does not include official appointees, deputies or those with a Power of Attorney

17 July, 2024

Government appoints ministerial taskforce to begin work on developing child poverty strategy

Ministers will 'leave no stone unturned' to give every child the best start at life, says Prime Minister

17 July, 2024

Low-income families remain in the thick of a cost of living crisis and don’t have the luxury to wait for the economy to grow

Joseph Rowntree Foundation welcomes ambition in King's Speech, but says that social security reform is a critical missing piece

17 July, 2024

Government to legislate for reform of statutory sick pay as part of new Employment Rights Bill

Changes announced in King's Speech designed to address fact that current rules disproportionately affect the lowest-paid workers working part-time or in low-paid multiple jobs

17 July, 2024

DWP sets out improvements it is making to the explicit consent process in universal credit

Department highlights that agents can now save details relating to the consent, which can last up to six months, direct onto the claimant's account

12 July, 2024

DWP confirms allocation of responsibilities across new Ministerial team

Update follows appointment of new Ministers further to last week's General Election

12 July, 2024

AI tools could free up as much as 40 per cent of DWP’s workforce time, says Tony Blair Institute

Former Prime Minister’s think tank publishes report claiming that technology could take over a significant portion of Department’s workload and deliver annual savings of £1 billion

12 July, 2024

Disregarding interim infected blood compensation payments in the calculation of housing benefit

DWP issues new guidance to local authorities

11 July, 2024

Immediate action must be taken to address unacceptable rising levels of economic inactivity, says new Work and Pensions Secretary

Liz Kendall outlines that growth is the government's number one mission and that its Back to Work Plan is central to achieving its aims

11 July, 2024

Government must abolish ‘deeply damaging’ two-child limit immediately, says CPAG

Call comes as new DWP statistics show a record 1.6 million children in 440,000 families are affected by the policy

11 July, 2024

Almost two-thirds of DHP expenditure for 2023/2024 was related to welfare reforms

New DWP statistics for England and Wales also show that a quarter of expenditure related to the removal of the spare room subsidy

11 July, 2024

DWP issues guidance to local authorities on the closure of tax credits and the transfer of state pension age claimants to universal credit or pension credit

New circular highlights changes made by the Social Security (State Pension Age Claimants: Closure of Tax Credits) (Amendment) Regulations 2024

11 July, 2024

Confusion about backdating highlighted in Scottish government’s evaluation of transfers to devolved disability benefits

Report also recommends changes to the review process for claimants transferring onto adult disability payment

10 July, 2024

New line-up completed at the DWP with appointment of further Ministers

Emma Reynolds and Andrew Western join the Department, along with Baroness Sherlock in the Lords

10 July, 2024

Scottish Parliamentary Committee launches consultation to examine the impact of the Child Poverty (Scotland) Act 2017 since it came into effect

MSPs seek views on matters including how poverty reduction policies might have been different without the Act and whether it has served to ‘focus minds and resources’

9 July, 2024

New Work and Pensions Secretary called on to scrap plans to tighten work capability assessment

Rather than reducing economic inactivity, charities say that changes will instead 'condemn seriously ill and disabled people to a life of poverty and the threat of sanctions'

9 July, 2024

Northern Ireland Minister for Communities rejects SSAC’s recommendation to exempt lead carers from increased administrative earnings threshold

Due to the flexibility' available to universal credit work coaches to tailor individual work-related requirements, Minister argues there is no need for the exemption