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Philip Hammond scraps national insurance rise for the self-employed

Chancellor performs U-turn on much-criticised budget tax grab, accepting that it breached wording of Tory manifesto.

Families could lose up to 16% of income after national insurance changes

Study finds self-employed single parent of two on £10,000 faces losing thousands due to rise in NICs and cuts to universal credit.

Women bearing 86% of austerity burden, Commons figures reveal

Labour urges Conservatives to look at disproportionate impact of tax and spending policies on women.

Philip Hammond urged to pause cut in benefits for widowed parents

More than 3,200 people write to MPs to say reforms to bereaved support payments will leave 75% of people worse off in cash terms.




Housing associations rake in record profits while only building 597 homes for social rent

Housing associations appear to be moving away from building social housing in favour of more profitable options.

Disabled man had to sleep rough and ‘sofa surf’ because of council faults

Ombudsman says Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead did not act quickly enough to find him suitable accommodation.

DWP win legal case which could “severely curtail” benefit claimant’s human rights

Win could prevent benefit claimants from using the Human Rights Act when challenging cruel benefits decisions at tribunal.

Welfare debate highlights the very worst of Tory ‘callousness’ towards Britain’s poorest

Tories "have their heads firmly in the sand" over the devastating impact of their welfare policies, says SNP MP.

Child Benefit and Tax Credit payment dates over Easter 2018

Some people could receive their benefits up to four days early this Easter - here's what you need to know.

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".