News & Blogs

Find our latest press releases and news here, as well as our blogs that have been written by our staff, volunteers and clients.
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    An update on Z2K’s #ScraptheLetters campaign

    We launched our campaign to stop the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) from sending letters telling doctors to withhold sick notes from the ill and disabled people seeking Employment and Support Allowance (ESA).

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    DWP Letters to GPs: Why it Matters

    Raji writes about our #ScraptheLetters campaign which launched on Monday calling on the department for work and pensions to withdraw their misleading and damaging letters telling GPs to withhold sick notes from the ill and disabled people seeking Employment and Support Allowance.

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    Press Release: Time to Scrap the Cap

    Anti-poverty charity, Zacchaeus 2000 Trust (Z2K), today welcomed the Work & Pensions Select Committee’s damning criticism of the Government’s Benefit Cap on Social Security.

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    Universal Credit: When “Natural Migration” causes more harm than good

    When Judy found herself being moved on to Universal Credit, she had not anticipated the stress and financial anxiety it would cause her. Rather than helping her to take control of her life, it has set her back in her mental health and ability to live independently. Z2K Caseworker, Natasha Cross, on UC and natural migration.

    UPDATE: Our evidence to the Work and Pensions committee has now been published.

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    Select Committee inquiry into the Welfare Safety Net

    As the Work & Pensions Select Committee begins a new inquiry into the reasons so many people are falling through the Welfare Safety Net into severe poverty and destitution, Z2K’s Marc Francis explains why we hope they will take a closer look at the role played by the “localisation” of Council Tax Benefit.