Support for a ban on smacking is up

The number of people who think smacking, hitting, slapping, or shaking a child is not acceptable has risen to 71% Last year Childline delivered over 700 counselling sessions to children with concerns about physical punishment. Ahead of the general election the NSPCC is asking all political parties to scrap ‘reasonable Read more…

Who gets Universal Credit?

New government figures show: 6.7 million people are on Universal Credit Three quarters of those are from white ethnic groups The proportion of people who get their Universal Credit, but are not required to work, continues to increase: its now well over one in three.