Parent Bereavement leave

Parent Bereavement leave

Parent Bereavement leave A new law that comes into force on April 6th 2020 gives bereaved parents who have lost a child under 18 (including stillborn babies) can have two weeks of leave following the loss. Bereaved parents can take the leave in one block or in two...
Benefits Changes

Benefits Changes

These are the Governments’s plans for benefits this year: Working age benefits like Universal Credit (standard) will be the same, so will Housing Benefit – the Government has frozen these rates until 2020. People in the ESA support group and those getting...
Government taken to Court over UC

Government taken to Court over UC

Universal Credit is now up and running in Wolverhampton for all new claims for adults (excluding PIP).New claims for ESA now come under the umbrella of Universal Credit. But severely disabled people without a carer are penalised under this system and losing between...
Universal Credit in wolverhampton

Universal Credit in wolverhampton

Universal Credit will be rolled out in Wolverhampton between December 2015 and April 2016. As far as we know, to start with the only people affected will be single people who would otherwise have claimed Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance due to unemployment. The...
Universal Credit in wolverhampton

Universal credit on the way

Universal Credit will be rolled out to all areas from April 2015 and finish by the end of 2015/16. It will be fully implemented for new claims in Wolverhampton from October 2015. People on benefits to be replaced by Universal Credit will be moved over to Universal...
IDS inconvenient truths

IDS inconvenient truths

Benefits Slashing Minister Iain Duncan Smith, continues to ignore facts in favour of his beliefs. His most recent decision to ignore official figures in favour of what he wants to be true concerns disabled people. A recent study has found that nearly 2/3 of tenants...
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