Corbyn urged to win votes by pledging £10bn more on care for disabled elderly

Fabian Society research identifies shortfall in funding for 1.2 million older people.

Terminally ill to be given priority over benefit underpayments, says McVey

Work and Pensions Secretary vowed to prioritise "any individuals whom we know from our systems to be terminally ill".

Childcare voucher changes delayed after Commons debate

Government agrees to keep system open for six more months after pressure from Labour.

Reverse universal credit cuts, Iain Duncan Smith tells chancellor

Thinktank says 340,000 people could be taken out of poverty if Philip Hammond takes action.

‘We’re not scroungers’: Campaign seeks to challenge negative stereotyping of social housing

Social housing tenants are falsely and unfairly portrayed as 'benefit scroungers' in the national media, say campaigners.

Labour slam ‘total failure’ of PIP and ESA benefit assessments

Ministry of Justice statistics reveal that 69% of PIP and ESA decisions were over-turned at Tribunal in favour of claimants between October to December 2017.

Government urged to scrap child support tax for domestic abuse victims

SNP MP launches petition calling on the UK government to scrap the tax on child support for victims of domestic abuse.

Labour seeks government defeat on cuts to childcare

MP Angela Rayner says her party wants to block Tories’ vouchers and free school meals snatch.

Vulnerable children are ‘paying the price’ for Tory austerity, say Labour

Labour analysis found that children's services in England are facing are £2bn funding shortfall by 2020.

Almost a quarter of people in Wales are ‘trapped in poverty’, says thinktank

The rising cost of living and cuts to in-work benefits are leaving people at greater risk of sustained poverty, report warns.

Universal Credit payment system puts ‘vulnerable women and children in danger’

"It is astonishing that women in the UK may be having to choose between poverty and abuse because of Tory welfare policy."

Fears grow over the protection of worker’s rights after Brexit

TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady meets with opposition leaders at 'Brexit summit'.

More than half of Brits living in poverty are from working households

Study shows "work is not providing a route out of poverty", says JRF.

Scottish government urged to use devolved powers on child poverty

Calls for commitment to topping up child element of universal credit to meet 2030 targets.




Homeless charities slam ‘open season’ on street people

Police and vigilantes are seeking to ‘other’ people on the street, says chief executive of Crisis.

‘At what cost?’: George Osborne slammed after gloating about Tory austerity

Twitter users were quick to remind the former Chancellor about the tragic human cost of cuts to vital public services and social security benefits.

Two homeless men abandoned to die in sub-zero temperatures

The UK Government is failing to protect the most vulnerable people in society. How long can it be allowed to continue?

Report exposes ‘growing gulf of health inequalities between rich and poor’, says Labour

ONS analysis reveals a significant increase in the inequality in life expectancy in England between rich and poor.

GPs offered cash to refer fewer people to hospital

Four NHS commissioning bodies in England offer to share savings made with GP practices.

Disability rights coalition calls for talks with Theresa May over ‘human catastrophe’

Campaigners say the UK Government is failing in its duty to protect and progress disabled people’s rights.