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Almost a quarter of people in Wales are ‘trapped in poverty’, says thinktank

The rising cost of living and cuts to in-work benefits are leaving people at greater risk of sustained poverty, report warns.

Universal Credit changes ‘do not go far enough’, says Debbie Abrahams

Labour's Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary said thousands of people will be left without adequate financial support this Christmas.

Labour leadership hopeful says new tax credit proposal could lift 50,000 children out of poverty

The proposal would see an extra £10 a week go to children from low-income Scottish families.

3.8 million working households living in poverty, report says

In-work poverty has reached a record high, with 55% of all those in poverty living in working households.

Sturgeon moves to bring back scrapped targets on child poverty

First minister announces consultation on bill that could enshrine Scottish strategy on child poverty in law.

One in five Scottish families still living in poverty

Across the UK, the number of children living in poverty has increased by 200,000.

Unicef Criticises UK’s Failure To Tackle Child Inequality

If not for benefits like tax credits the income gap between poor and wealthier children would be among the highest in Europe, says UNICEF.

Poverty Campaigners Call For £5 Increase In Child Benefit

Campaigners have called on the Scottish Government to increase child benefit by £5 a week to help reduce rates of child poverty in Scotland.

More Than 2 Million Londoners Living In Poverty, While 80 Billionaires Live It Up

Worrying levels of wealth inequality and poverty in London are too high and damaging the city's future, say Londoners.

Tory cuts leave poverty-stricken children too hungry to learn

NASUWT say "teachers and schools are being left to pick up the pieces of callous fiscal and social policies".

Budget 2016: Charities Respond To Osborne’s Austerity Addiction

Leading charities respond to measures announced in the budget, or in some cases the lack of.

‘Victory’: Campaigners Welcome DWP U-Turn Over Publishing Child Poverty Statistics

Iain Duncan Smith has now agreed to continue publishing income-related child poverty statistics.

Tax Credit Cuts ‘Hammer’ 350,000 Scottish Children, Says SNP

The SNP claims that almost 350,000 children in Scotland will be left worse off due to Tory tax credit cuts.

Tories ‘Casting Adrift’ 120,000 Scottish Children Living In Poverty

Redefining child poverty will 'cast adrift' 120,000 Scottish children living in poverty, says Scotland's Social Justice Secretary Alex Neil.

Majority Of Poor Children Live In Working Families, IFS Study Finds

Research says tax and benefits policies will directly increase inequality, undermining government’s ‘work your way out of poverty’ mantra.

Tories ‘Moving The Goalposts’ On Child Poverty Measurement

The government has announced new plans to move the goalposts on the way child poverty levels in the UK are measured.

Child Poverty Rise Across Britain ‘Halts Progress Made Since 1990s’

New figures expected to show clear increase in child poverty, as charities blame bedroom tax and benefit cuts.

Soaring Childcare Costs Push 130,000 Children Into Poverty

The risk of poverty for children whose parents pay for childcare has increased from 14.9% to 19.6%, according to new research.

Scotland Calls For ‘United Stand’ Against £12bn Welfare Cuts

Charities and other organisations must stand united to fight against the UK government's £12bn proposed welfare cuts, says Scotland's Social Justice Secretary Alex Neil.

Government Failing To Act On Child Poverty

Britain spent just 0.7% of its GDP on child benefit in 2013/14, compared to a high of 1.3% in 1983-85.

Tory Child Benefit Cap Would Pick On Children And ‘Punishes Siblings’

The Conservatives are considering limiting child benefit payments to no more than three children.

Child Poverty Could Rise To FIVE Million By 2020

Save the Children say that the number of children living in relative poverty is set to soar by 1.4 million between now and 2020.




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.

Labour’s Debbie Abrahams stands down accusing leader’s office of ‘bullying’ behaviour

Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary claims to be the victim of a "bullying culture of the worst kind", as Party investigates "work based complaints".