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‘Muslim sounding names’ damage job prospects, BBC investigation finds

BBC investigation suggests employers are less likely to consider applicants with ‘Muslim-sounding names’.

Four in five UK councils struggle to provide older people’s care – survey

More than 6.4 million people aged 65 and over live in areas without enough care to meet demand – especially specialist dementia care, says research.

Osborne Announces Cut In Benefits Cap To £20,000 A Year Outside London

Chancellor says £23,000 figure in manifesto only applies in Greater London as he launches further attacks on BBC during interview about welfare savings.

Conservatives Under Pressure To Come Clean On £12bn Benefit Cuts

The leak of emails outlining further Tory welfare cut options shows just how fragile the party’s popularity is over social security reforms.




Man missing part of his skull told he’s ‘not disabled enough’ for disability benefits

"You can literally feel my brain and the edges of my skull where it’s been cut off".

DWP underpaid benefits to 70,000 sick and disabled people, say auditors

DWP face an extra bill of up to £830 million in backdated Employment and Support Allowance payments.

Employment grant for disabled people to rise by £15k, but is it enough?

Critics argue £57k cap on 'Access To Work' scheme should be lifted completely.

Grieving daughter handed her mother’s ashes to benefits assessor to prove she wasn’t ‘fit for work’

Inexcusable and heartless blunder by the Department for Work and Pensions.

Scrap ‘highly regressive’ council tax, says thinktank

Resolution Foundation says levy now resembles much maligned poll tax and should be replaced with more progressive system.

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.