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Government's benefit cuts force food bank use - report

Wed, 09/04/2014 - 12:52 -- nick

The government's benefit reforms are forcing some of Britain's poorest people to use food banks - despite all official denials.

According to a report by Sheffield University researcher Hannah Lambie-Mumford cited in today's Guardian, the link is now proven, despite a recent official government report reiterating that an increase in food bank use was not due to its welfare cuts.

Work Programme payment model not working

Mon, 15/04/2013 - 12:13 -- nick

Work Programme providers do not receive enough money to deliver vital support to their unemployed clients, a report has found.

Companies that provide the Programme are paid a small amount when a jobseeker joins them, but only receive major payments when the clients has been found work and when they have stayed in work for a period.

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