Washington Daily News

THE DEPARTMENT for Work and Pensions (DWP) may combine Universal Credit, Personal Independence Payments (PIP) and Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) into one single benefit in attempts to streamline the benefits system. Universal Credit has helped millions of those out of work or on a low income, especially throughout the pandemic, while PIP supports those with long term health conditions or disabilities. In a similar way, Employment and Support Allowance has helped many people who have a disability or health condition which impacts how much they can work. However, the income-related sum is currently being phased out and replaced by Universal Credit. As the…

As life returns to normal, Brits confess their top annoyances, such as having less time for housework. The most inconvenient things now that life is returning to normal include commuting, needing to clean the house owing to frequent visits, and having less time to complete tasks. Finding a parking spot, having to visit the in-laws more often, and being away from home more frequently were also among the top annoyances, according to a survey of 5,000 UK adults. Filling up the car and managing finances were also among the top 20, with more than a fifth of individuals admitting to…

Cameron Norrie is the latest surprise British winner at a top-level tennis tournament after winning Indian Wells. It comes just weeks after Emma Raducanu won the US Open as a qualifier. Cameron Norrie has admitted he was “inspired” by compatriot Emma Raducanu en route to the biggest title of his career in Indian Wells. The Brit, who started the year ranked down at world No 71, is now up to No 16 after picking up 1000 ranking points at the prestigious event often dubbed the ‘fifth Grand Slam’. It comes just weeks after Raducanu shocked the sporting world by becoming…

YOU season four has already been confirmed by Netflix even before millions across the globe binged through the third series this past weekend. But could one of the biggest storylines from the upcoming season include Joe Goldberg’s long-lost brother, Jake? Joe (played by Penn Badgley) looked like his time was up in the final moments of You season three but in true Mr Goldberg fashion, the Netflix drama’s leading man managed to manipulate his way to survival. After being poisoned by his deranged wife Love Quinn (Victoria Pedretti), Joe had secretly taken an antidote and was able to kill Love…