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Two-child tax credit limit ‘inhumane’, DWP told

Opponents warn limiting Child Tax Credit to two children could leave larger families unable to meet their children's basic needs.

Government urged to introduce a long-term NHS funding target

The introduction of a new 'NHS Funding Rule' in England would help increase funding by £7 billion over the next five years, think-tank claims says.

SNP slam Jobcentre closures affecting 68,000 people in Scotland

DWP proposals would mean 8 of the 16 Job Centre offices across Glasgow will face closure.

More than 130,000 to be fed by food banks this Christmas – MPs urged to donate

MPs are being urged to donate to the ‘Hope not Hunger’ pop-up food bank when it arrives at Parliament on Wednesday.

3.8 million working households living in poverty, report says

In-work poverty has reached a record high, with 55% of all those in poverty living in working households.

Teenager took his own life after Jobcentre staff threatened to axe his benefits

David Brown, 18, took his own life after Jobcentre staff threatened to sanction his Jobseeker's Allowance, a coroner's inquest heard.

Work is not a ‘health’ outcome

Some people’s work is undoubtedly a source of wellbeing, but that is not the same thing as being “good for health”.

In-work sanctions are incompatible with ‘halving the disability employment gap’

The government have introduced in-work benefit sanctions for low paid and part-time workers.

Neoliberalism and inequality are strongly linked with increasing ill-health

Research suggests the health of the nation has been detrimentally affected by neoliberal economic and social policies.

No 10 rules out forcing obese people to undergo treatment to get benefits

Theresa May’s spokesman says sanctioning obese people who refuse help is not under consideration after report dismissed idea.

Cost of social care has rocketed over last year, analysis shows

Research by reveals huge rise in costs yet number of services rated as good or outstanding has fallen.

Tory welfare policy ‘historically obsolete’, say researchers

Historical research shows the NHS and welfare state are fundamental to a healthy, productive economy.

67% of businesses ‘fearful’ of hiring disabled people

Experts are calling on employers to help create a more inclusive world for those living with a disability.

Mhairi Black: Fight against ‘deeply-flawed’ benefit sanctions will continue

SNP accuse Tories and Labour of failing to back reform Bill.

MPs to debate ‘cruel and damaging’ benefit sanctions regime

SNP MP Mhairi Black has urged MPs from all parties to back her Bill calling for a "fairer" benefit sanctions system.

More than 250,000 people in England are homeless, says Shelter

Charity marks 50th anniversary by revealing homelessness hotspots including Birmingham, Bristol, Luton and Slough.

Welfare cuts to cost Scottish households an extra £1bn a year

The most deprived areas of Scotland are expected to be hit hardest by welfare changes announced since 2015.

Families urged not to land themselves in further debt this Christmas

Calls to PayPlan's debt advice line drop before Christmas but then rocket by 37% in the new year.

MPs damn US firm over ‘cut first, think later’ approach to tax credit claimants

Concentrix and HMRC castigated by Commons committee after fraud reduction strategy saw thousands wrongly stripped of benefits.

Struggling families take out ‘benefit loans’ to pay Christmas costs

Credit union reports a rise in the number of families taking out loans secured on social security benefits.

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