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    Figures find thousands of benefit claimants died after found fit for work

    Welfare overhaul is being demanded by campaigners following statistic showing 2,830 people have died between 2011 and 2014 after being declared able to work. Over 80 people a month have died shortly after being declared “fit to >>>

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    Disability campaigners concerned over benefit shakeups

    Disability campaigners fear they are being targeted by the government’s radical reforms to push more people into work. The Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith is set to announce new reforms to sickness benefits in the >>>

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    Single parents are being hit by benefit cuts

    Official statistics have found that almost half of households affected by the benefits cap are single parents with children under the age of five. Government statistics detailing who has been affected by the policy have found that >>>

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    Government to review helping benefit claimants back into work

    The government has launched a review looking into ways to support benefit claimants with addictions and treatable conditions back into work. Led by Professor Dame Carol Black, the inquiry will consider the case for linking people who >>>

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    Call for review of benefits delivery

    The Work and Pensions Committee is calling for evidence on the accuracy and timeliness of benefit delivery. The inquiry will look at the problems that could occur when benefits are underpaid or delayed, reports 24dash.   The Committee >>>

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    11,400 tenants could be affected by new benefits cut

    The planned removal of housing benefit for young people seeking employment could affect almost 11,400 social housing tenants. Inside Housing have analysed data from the government’s Stat-Xplore website and has found that 11,449 social housing tenants are >>>

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    Deaths due to benefit sanctions should have independent investigations

    A parliamentary committee has said that deaths occurring as a result of benefit sanctions should be investigated by an independent commission. A report into benefit sanctions by the Work and Pensions Committee has said that suicides linked >>>

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    Charity finds benefit sanctions regime to be flawed

    A charity has sad that a map revealing how benefit sanctions are enforced unevenly over the country is evidence that the regime is “flawed”. A report conducted for Crisis by the Centre for Regional Economic and Social >>>

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    Cuts to employment and support allowance benefits

    The BBC has found evidence that ministers are considering cutting the main Employment and Support Allowance sickness benefit With these cuts it could see new claimants being given just 50p more per week than people who are >>>

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    Proposed benefit rule labelled ‘worse than poor law'

    The Chartered Institute of Housing has said the government’s plans to make people wait seven days before they’re entitled to benefits is “worse than the poor law”. The Social Security Advisory Committee is currently cons ulting on >>>

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