30 April 2018 ~ Submissions sought on impact of Universal Credit payments and domestic abuse – Work and Pensions Committee – deadline

The Work and Pensions Committee launches a short inquiry into the impact of the way Universal Credit payments are made, as a single payment to a whole household, on survivors of domestic and financial abuse.

Under current rules couples must make joint claim 

Under the rules for applying for Universal Credit (UC) couples must make a joint claim, and receive a single payment monthly into one account. The couple nominates the account they would like payments to be made into when they begin their claim.

Confidently Me

27 Apr 2018 - 10:00
William Elder Building, Berwick-upon-Tweed

The Pilgrim Trust's Social Welfare funding targets women

The Pilgrim Trust funds smaller charities, with the aim of improving the life chances of vulnerable women and girls, and their interest is in supporting early interventions that address their needs before these become too deep-seated.

Justice: Decision to release John Worboys overturned

On 28th March 2018, The High Court overturned the Parole Board decision to release serial rapist and sexual offender John Worboys. The Parole Board has been ordered to carry out a 'fresh determination' in the case, and Worboys will remain in prison pending the outcome. Giving judgment, Sir Brian Leveson, Mr Justice Jay and Mr Justice Garnham said that the Parole Board should have undertaken "further inquiry into the circumstances of his offending".

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