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Government Defeated In The Lords Over Asylum Seekers Working Rights

Peers voted in favour of an amendment proposed by Lord Alton, who warned asylum seekers were being pushed into "enforced workhouse destitution".

‘I’d Rather Go Back And Die Than Suffer Like This’, Says Syrian Asylum Seeker

Campaign groups have hit out at the treatment of Syrian asylum seekers at Waterside House, the Home Office’s Immigration centre in Leeds, West Yorkshire.




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.