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Universal Credit roll-out ‘depressing news for poorer families’

Chair of the Work and Pensions Committee, Frank Field MP, has criticised the DWP's decision to press ahead with the 'flawed' Universal Credit system.

Universal credit rollout going ahead as planned, David Gauke suggests

Work and pensions secretary hinted there would be no implementation delays during appearance at Tory conference fringe event.

Scottish Government seeks reassurances over disability benefit cuts

Scottish Health Secretary Shona Robison is seeking assurances there will be no cuts to disability benefits for people set to benefit from ‘Frank’s Law’.

Labour demands answers after UN described Tory cuts as a ‘human catastrophe’ for disabled people

Work and Pensions Secretary called to appear before Parliament and answer for the Government's failure to uphold disabled people's rights.

David Gauke MP appointed Work and Pensions Secretary – see his voting record

His voting record is unlikely to comfort people affected by years of social security cuts.




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.