Disability groups hail court’s support for wheelchair user on bus

Bus drivers must now pressure passengers to make room in ruling described by Doug Paulley as ‘significant cultural change’.

Children unnecessarily removed from parents, report claims

Dossier indicates drive to increase adoptions is punitive for low-income families and alternatives exist.

Tories urged to end four-year benefits freeze to tackle child poverty

Rise in the cost of living set to easily outstrip 'meagre' increases in child benefit, a new report reveals.

More than 5,700 children in Scotland living in temporary accommodation

Shelter Scotland has called on the Scottish Government 'to commit to a new national homelessness strategy'.

Homeless man kicked out of Starbucks after customer complains he ‘f****** stinks’

Homeless people in the UK are regularly subjected to cruel and callous treatment and are 15 times more likely to have suffered verbal abuse.

HMRC criticised over handling of benefit sanctions contract

Watchdog says tax officials increased commission paid to outsourcing firm Concentrix despite evidence of failure.

Universal Credit has pushed 86% of claimants in council housing into rent arrears

Shocking research reveals Iain Duncan Smith's flagship benefit has left almost 9 in 10 claimants living in council housing in rent arrears.

Eight billionaires own as much wealth as half the world population

Oxfam report reveals the wealth gap between richest and poor is even greater than feared.

Westminster council could send homeless families to Coventry

Those who lose homes in capital may increasingly be rehoused outside London as local authorities struggle with cuts.

DWP ‘deliberately misleading the public’ about the impact of housing benefit cuts

DWP accused of "peddling lies and deliberately misleading the public" about the impact of cuts to housing benefit for young people.

Thousands of jobs to go in government shakeout of welfare to work sector

Funding to shrink by 75% from March when work programme is replaced by much smaller work and health programme.

Scotland use new social security powers to improve Universal Credit

Improvements include the option to have payments made direct to landlords and the option of twice monthly payments.

Care home closures set to rise as funding crisis bites

Insolvencies among care home operators are at a record high and likely to continue without government action.

Revealed: 10 of the worst excuses for underpaying workers the minimum wage

The UK Government has revealed some of the worst excuses given by employers for underpaying staff the National Minimum Wage.

Jeremy Hunt accused of watering down four-hour A&E waiting target

Health secretary tells MPs only people with urgent health problems should be expected to be seen within that period.

Unsecured debt hits record high of nearly £13,000 per household

TUC says weak wage growth and higher inflation could leave even more families struggling with debt.

Two-thirds of UK households consider themselves to be ‘just about managing’

This is the social economic group the Government pledged to help in the recent Autumn Statement.

NHS faces ‘humanitarian crisis’ as demand rises, British Red Cross warns

Senior doctor calls health service ‘broken’ after deaths of two patients left to wait on trolleys at Worcestershire Royal hospital.

Tory tax credit cuts place a ‘considerable burden on those least able to afford it’

Scottish Social Security Minister says plans to limit child tax credit to two children "will further punish families that are already struggling".

Social care crisis: MPs put May under pressure to act fast

Select committee chairs send frank letter to prime minister as fears grow that Brexit could overshadow ‘immense challenge’.

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