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Opposition calls for parliamentary debate, saying women risk being criminalised if two-child limit is imposed in region.
Unicef report finds that one in three British children are in ‘multi-dimensional poverty’ and says gaps between rich and poor are widening around the world.
Exploited refugees in low-pay jobs live in squalor.
Report on ‘alarming evidence’ of rising homelessness singles out UK for criticism while warning that one in 70 Athens residents are homeless.
Plans will allow US states to begin requiring those seeking unemployment benefits to participate in drug testing.
Investigation into benefits system comes amid mounting evidence that payment delays have left thousands facing eviction.
Women and equalities committee makes claim after ministers reject proposals aimed at helping women back into workforce.
Commissioners for Scotland, Wales, England and Northern Ireland write to Amber Rudd calling for government to do more to help child refugees.
Accepting the award for best British film at the Bafta awards in London, the veteran director says politicians speak for corporations – and film-makers must stand with the poor and vulnerable.
Poorer people almost 1.5 times more likely to die before the age of 85 than those from wealthier backgrounds.
Oxfam report reveals the wealth gap between richest and poor is even greater than feared.
Number of people working for themselves up by half in 15 years but their average pay down £60 a week, thinktanks say.
Anti-poverty charity said Britain’s richest 1% are 20 times wealthier than the poorest 13 million people.
Firmer link between contributions and receipts is on table as PM calls first cabinet meeting since summer break.
Triple-lock protection too costly, says former pensions minister, as work and pensions department refuses to rule out review.
Real-terms wages in the UK fell by more than 10% between 2007 and 2015, the biggest fall among leading OECD countries.
Government accused of dismissing its responsibility to care for unaccompanied minors as ‘somebody else’s problem’.
US, China, Japan, Germany, France and UK accommodate just 2.1 million refugees, according to Oxfam report.
UN children’s agency report highlights toll on youngsters by 2030 unless world leaders turn rhetoric into reality on fighting poverty.
European court of justice set to throw out challenge by European commission over right to residence requirement.
Work and pensions secretary also accuses PM of talking down Britain in a sign of rising tensions at senior Tory levels over EU referendum.
Donald Tusk says leaders will have to go ‘extra mile’ to reach agreement as Poland, Slovakia, Hungary and Czech Republic revolt on eve of key summit.
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