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‘At what cost?’: George Osborne slammed after gloating about Tory austerity

Twitter users were quick to remind the former Chancellor about the tragic human cost of cuts to vital public services and social security benefits.

David Cameron pictured hugging Jeremy Corbyn fan at Wilderness festival – Photo

Even the former PM appears to believe the Labour leader would be the best PM.

Government ‘overstated’ the performance of troubled families programme, say MPs

MPs "unable to find consistent evidence" to prove the Troubled Families Programme has had any significant impact.

£1.3bn troubled families scheme has had ‘no discernible impact’

Senior civil servant describes unpublished Whitehall report into efforts to tackle entrenched social problems as damning.

No scrapping of triple-lock pension protection before 2020, says No 10

Downing Street rejects former pensions minister Ros Altmann’s suggestion that guaranteed yearly rise could disappear.

Doubts grow over ‘totemic’ cash pledge to pensioners

Triple-lock protection too costly, says former pensions minister, as work and pensions department refuses to rule out review.

Migrant children are being failed by UK, says Lords committee report

Government accused of dismissing its responsibility to care for unaccompanied minors as ‘somebody else’s problem’.

Tory Minister quit over Government changes to women’s state pension age

Baroness Ros Altmann quit because her efforts to improve pensions policy were thwarted by "short term political considerations".

BMA’s appeal for boost in NHS funding rejected by David Cameron

Doctors’ union had asked prime minister for increase, citing popularity of leave campaign’s £350m a week pledge.

BMA chief attacks David Cameron over ‘safe in my hands’ NHS promise

Mark Porter accuses government at doctor’s union conference of breaking pledges to protect and fund the health service.

EU Court To Back UK Limits On Migrants’ Access To Child Benefits

European court of justice set to throw out challenge by European commission over right to residence requirement.

Ken Loach: Punishing The Poor Is Part Of David Cameron’s Project

Film-maker says it would be pointless to show his Palme d’Or-winner I, Daniel Blake to Conservative government.

‘Emergency Brake’ Unlikely To Lead To Big Cut In Migration, Say Experts

Four-year ban on receiving in-work benefits likely to affect only a small number of newly arriving families, analysis shows.

PM Has Broken Pledges To Help Disadvantaged, Says Tory Ex-Minister

David Cameron’s promise to fix ‘broken Britain’ has been forgotten, claims doctor.

Government U-Turn On Disability Benefits Leaves Budget In Disarray

Stephen Crabb scraps cuts that prompted departure of Iain Duncan Smith, and sparks uncertainty over further pledges.

Tory Party At War As Iain Duncan Smith Allies Slam ‘Immoral Cuts’

David Cameron launches counterattack after claims that work and pensions secretary ‘felt he carried can for disability row’.

Campaigners Unite Against ‘Grotesquely Cruel’ Benefit Sanctions

Thousands of campaigners are preparing to march on more than 70 Jobcentres across the UK.

Stop Personal Attacks On Anti-EU Tories, Duncan Smith Tells Cameron

Work and pensions secretary also accuses PM of talking down Britain in a sign of rising tensions at senior Tory levels over EU referendum.

Bishop Rejects David Cameron’s Mental Health Welfare Reforms

Dr Alan Smith, the bishop of St Albans, says proposed cuts will hit those the prime minister says he wants to help.

Cameron’s EU Migrant Benefit Brake ‘Largely Irrelevant’, Says Corbyn

As 28 EU members meet to agree a deal on the UK’s demands for EU reform, Labour leader brands whole renegotiation a ‘theatrical sideshow’.

Four EU States Reject Cameron’s Migrant Benefits Plan

Donald Tusk says leaders will have to go ‘extra mile’ to reach agreement as Poland, Slovakia, Hungary and Czech Republic revolt on eve of key summit.

Benefit Sanctions: Tories Waging An ‘All Out Assault On The Poor’, Says MP

SNP MP accused the Tories of unfairly targeting vulnerable people with benefit sanctions, instead of actually helping people into work.




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.