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Most children in UK’s poorest areas now growing up in poverty

End Child Poverty says years-long freeze on benefits is major factor in emerging crisis.

Windsor councillors leave Tory group over homelessness row

Two quit in protest after Conservative leader Simon Dudley survives confidence vote.

Number of Scotland’s children living in temporary accommodation up 10%

Latest homelessness statistics "must be a wake-up call for local and national government", says Shelter Scotland.

More than 1m UK older people risk ‘withering away’ from hunger

Cross-party group of politicians says isolation and cuts are driving ‘hidden’ malnutrition.

More than 220,000 people score ZERO points in disability benefit assessments

Tory disability benefit changes are causing "great distress" to thousands of sick and disabled people, says Labour MP.

Future-proofed against austerity: new Scottish social security system

Independent body will check that changes preserve human rights before Holyrood gets vote.

Victory for campaigners as thousands could get higher disability benefits

Government decides not to appeal High Court judgement that changes to disability benefits discriminate against people with mental health problems.

Tory MP who said poor should have vasectomies ‘not fit for office’

SNP call on Theresa May to remove Tory MP Ben Bradley from office over 'offensive' blog posts.

Sickness benefit claimants left with not enough to live on, say campaigners

Major study finds the majority of people on sickness benefits are struggling to make ends meet, thanks to Tory cuts.

Universal Credit ‘shambles’ leaves Scottish tenants vulnerable to eviction, warns SNP MP

Figures show 29% of landlords have already evicted a tenant for Universal Credit rent arrears.

PM refuses to apologise over universal credit misery

Theresa May confronted by SNP MP on plight of sanctioned Glasgow woman pushed to the brink of homelessness.

Ben Bradley under fire for blogpost urging jobless people to have vasectomies

MP appointed as Conservative party vice-chair wrote article in 2012 saying unemployed people should not have large families.

‘Carillion-style Pandora’s Box’ could hit patient care in the NHS, warns Unite

Jeremy Hunt urged to prevent further private limited companies being established by NHS trusts in England.

Tories accused of benefit fraud ‘witch hunt’ as 87% of public tip-offs lack any real evidence

Freedom of information request reveals 87% of benefit fraud allegations by members of the members are unsubstantiated.

Tory council criticised for ‘demonising’ rough sleepers in posters

Campaign by Gloucester city council suggesting people who beg on street may not be homeless is termed ‘shameful’.

1 in 3 Brits still don’t know what Universal Credit actually is

Researchers uncover continued uncertainty around Universal Credit, with some people believing the new benefits system is a UK mobile data plan.

Shocking 97% of eligible carers missing out on state pension boost

Scheme designed to help carers of disabled people build better state pension pots has failed to reach 97% of its target group.

Welfare slasher Esther McVey handed top job at DWP

McVey notoriously aided Iain Duncan Smith in enforcing a raft of draconian welfare changes and boasted about cutting benefits for disabled people.

Windsor council leader sparks backlash with rough sleeper remarks

Opposition group says Simon Dudley brought borough into disrepute with call for police to clear streets before royal wedding.

Theresa May urged ‘not to reward failure’ in cabinet reshuffle

Fears Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt could be promoted to replace disgraced Damien Green as defacto Deputy PM.

Universal Credit: ‘People are dying waiting for their claims’, says MP

SNP MP Drew Hendry says the UK government is failing terminally ill people who make a claim for universal credit.

Revealed: Universal Credit capability for work questionnaire

Official universal credit capability for work questionnaire.

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