Monthly Archives: June 2015

PIPs disability benefit delay unlawful, says High Court

A delay in paying welfare benefits to two disabled people was “unlawful” but did not breach their human rights, the High Court has ruled.

The unnamed pair had said their nine-month waits for Personal Independence Payments (PIPs) left them dependent on loan sharks and food banks.

Adult social care firms struggling for staff due to cuts

Adult social care firms are struggling to hire, retain and train staff as a result of cuts to council budgets, a survey of senior officials suggests.

Councils in England are facing a £1.1bn shortfall this year, on top of “almost unendurable” cuts since 2010, the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services has warned.

Freezing care provider fees to save money was no long sustainable, it said.

14% of adults permanently offline, despite online benefits

1st June 2015 by

According to a new report by Ofcom, 14% of adults surveyed don’t use the internet at all, despite the benefits that being online can bring.

Despite having never been online, this lack of use isn’t purely born from a lack of interest – in fact 34% of non-users say they see at least one benefit of being online.