The temporary increase to benefits was a lifeline for families during the pandemic.
Being on universal credit affects people in more ways than just financial.
The end of the temporary uplift means many household budgets will no longer meet the minimum income standard.
Should the chronic hiring struggles of Canadian restaurants be referred to as a labour shortage, or can it be more accurately portrayed as a retention issue fuelled by a lack of decent work?
Formerly incarcerated Americans face food insecurity rates double that of the general population. A 1996 law that prohibits drug felons from getting crucial benefits may be partially to blame.
Although Rishi Sunak is extending the weekly £20 uplift, the government has missed an opportunity to given the benefits system the overhaul it needs
New research shows how the UK welfare system can worsen mental health problems.
Adjustments to benefits could stop poor households’ debts increasing and be paid for by those who have gained from lowered outgoings.
Emergency welfare relief during the pandemic shows ‘transformational’ child poverty action is politically and economically possible.
States have stepped in after past crises. but they don’t always stick around.
With unemployment soaring due to COVID-19, why is Jacinda Ardern’s centre-left government significantly less generous towards beneficiaries than Scott Morrison’s centre-right government in Australia?
The Trump administration has proposed a new category that they say will save US$200 million in terminated benefits.
During the Nazi era, roughly 300,000 additional Jewish refugees could have gained entry to the US. But the immigration law’s ‘likely to become a public charge’ clause kept them out.
Single mothers I interviewed described feeling isolated, stigmatised and frustrated with negative stereotypes.
Being out of work is hard: here’s how psychology is helping to make the process of finding a job a little easier.
For families living in poverty, making their 16 or 17 year old child homeless may be the only option to keeping them all afloat.
During the Nazi era, roughly 300,000 additional Jewish refugees could have gained entry to the U.S. But the immigration law’s “likely to become a public charge” clause kept them out.
Spare a thought for Britain’s veterans navigating the minefield that is the UK’s benefits system.
The processing time for the government’s Funeral Expenses Payment is decreasing, but the costs related to a funeral are still high.
A growing number of jobs are becoming less stable, with fewer benefits and stagnating wages. This is taking a significant toll on the psychological health of workers.