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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

‘Clock is ticking’ for Tory government to support WASPI women

UK government has just five weeks to provide a response to parliament after commons defeat.

Millions face another year of falling wages and growing poverty

Chancellor Philip Hammond compared to Ebeneezer Scrooge as SNP call for an end to Tory cuts.

Tories forced to release Universal Credit assessment reports

DWP forced to hand internal assessment reports to the work and pensions committee, but MPs say the public should also be allowed access.

Minimum wage ‘downgrade’ to cost low-paid over £500 a year

'National Living Wage' expected to fall short of the £9.10 an hour by 2021, promised by George Osborne.

Britain on course for the longest fall in living standards since records began

Resolution Foundation says Brits face the "longest period of continuous falls in disposable incomes in over 60 years".

Hammond urged to give public sector workers a ‘generous’ pay rise

Public sector workers have been battered by pay austerity since 2010, says Unite.

Benefits freeze reduces family incomes by £1.7bn more than planned

Chancellor Philip Hammond urged to use his Autumn Budget to reverse benefit cuts and boost incomes.

‘It’s time for the Tories to get real over the living wage’

SNP call for Tories to embrace the 'real living wage'.

Lower benefit cap putting thousands at risk of poverty and homelessness

Chancellor Philip Hammond urged to use the upcoming budget to scrap the lower benefit cap.

Universal credit becoming Theresa May’s ‘poll tax moment’, says MP

PM 'burying her head in the sand' over the devastating impact of 'botched' Universal Credit roll-out, says SNP Westminster leader Ian Blackford MP.

Housing benefit cap U-turn ‘ends undue stress and anxiety’

SNP welcome climbdown but say a the delay in changes to the policy has caused ‘undue stress and anxiety to the supported housing sector.’

Tory MP who chose football over universal credit debate ‘should donate earnings to food bank’

SNP say Tory MP Douglas Ross let down his constituents and should donate his nights earnings from refereeing to his local food bank.

PM invited to Scotland summit to hear ‘horrifying stories’ on universal credit

SNP MP Drew Hendry says Tories know flagship reform isn't working and should halt its roll-out.

Councils warn of a ‘ticking time bomb’ in number of older homeless people

Local Government Association reveals a 130% rise in older homelessness over the last eight years.

Mental health cuts ‘leave staff facing violence and aggression’

Unison report reveals that more than two in five mental health workers have been attacked in the last year.

Single homeless people ‘trapped in a cycle of homelessness’, report says

Report by Crisis finds that many single homeless people are being denied access to social housing.




Tory welfare cuts ‘£3bn deeper than expected’

New figures reveal the freeze on working age benefits will erode household incomes much more deeply than originally forecast.

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".

Austerity will have cast an extra 1.5m children into poverty by 2021

Lone-parents, disabled children and ethnic minorities will be among worst-hit, says EHRC.

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.