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Campaigners call for change to rules as people are denied tax credits for their own children after caring for young relatives.
Analysis for the Guardian finds changes due on 6 April will also wipe thousands off payments for bereaved families.
A failure to make an initial claim may see them lose £5,000.
European court of justice set to throw out challenge by European commission over right to residence requirement.
Half a million families will be stripped of child benefit over the next five years, under a series of “stealth” tax raids by George Osborne.
Bright Blue, a liberal Conservative pressure group, argues poverty can be cut if parents send their children to Sure Start centres.
Shadow work and pensions secretary Owen Smith planning to table amendment to give Tory MPs last chance to reverse cuts.
The majority of people in Scotland are opposed to further cuts to the welfare budget, according to a new poll.
Research by the TUC found that households with two children will lose £2017.60 over the next five years, due to a further freeze to child benefit.
Child benefit should be scrapped and disability benefits taxed, Iain Duncan Smith's ex-welfare adviser has suggested.
Deal for 30-hour access must be properly funded and childcare providers encouraged to offer greater flexibility, says leading advice charity.
Restricting child benefit payments to first two children advocated by work and pensions secretary – but ruled out by No 10.
One of the options being considered is limiting child benefit to no more than two children, saving an estimated £1bn a year.
Further welfare cuts will deepen the suffering of vulnerable women who are already struggling to make ends meet, says Trust Deed Scotland.
Below-inflation rises to child benefit and tax credits have led parents to cut spending on food, clothes or heat, says End Child Poverty group.
Shadow education secretary and leadership hopeful to set out three bold ideas on welfare, childcare and devolution he says former leader felt unable to embrace.
Work and pensions secretary returns to his job, David Cameron has confirmed, ahead of full reshuffle announcement on Monday.
Prime minister again stops short of explicitly ruling out changes to child benefit in Leeds following Lib Dem leak on proposed plans from 2012.
Lib Dem chief secretary accuses Tories of ‘trying to con the British people’ by concealing until after the election plans for major reforms to child benefits and child tax credits.
The Green Party has pledged to double Child Benefit and protect the Independent Living Fund from closure.
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