Tag Archives: DWP

Cardiff crack-down on homeless people

By Dave Reid In the last couple of years there has been a marked increase in the number of homeless people living and begging on the streets of Cardiff. Official figures indicate an increase of 7% sleeping rough in one year, but surrounding cities and towns report increases of 60-90% which appear more accurate. The sharp increase is in large ...

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Fight expansion of disastrous ‘Universal Credit’ welfare system

Nearly half of current claimants are in rent arrears New areas are due to launch the system in October By Laurel Fogarty, Bangor ‘Universal Credit’, the Tories’ disastrous flagship welfare ‘reform’, is due to be rolled out to 50 new areas next month. This is despite new figures showing the system’s harsh benefit cuts and long waiting times are driving ...

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DWP announces office closures and job losses

Civil service union PCS has reacted with anger to the announcement that the Department of Works and Pensions (DWP) has announced that it intends to close four sites in Wales by March 2018. The Llanelli Service Centre will close causing the loss of 146 jobs in the town and the real threat of compulsory redundancies. Mark Evans, president of Llanelli ...

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Benefits workers oppose ‘rape clause’ and two-child limit

The requirement for victims to complete an eight-page form in order to qualify for the so-called “rape clause” exemption from child benefit cuts has led to a national outcry. The Tory government’s new restrictions on child benefits were already an attack on working class women and families. This new policy puts civil servants in the position of having to explain ...

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Fight to save Llanelli benefits office

Over 70 people packed into a meeting comprised mainly workers from the Llanelli benefits office called by the Labour Party to discuss how to oppose the possible loss of 157 jobs due to the proposed closure of the above office. These job losses if they came about would have an horrendous impact on the workers and their families and on ...

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