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Scottish government urged to use devolved powers on child poverty

Calls for commitment to topping up child element of universal credit to meet 2030 targets.

Labour Too Timid Under Ed Miliband, Tristram Hunt To Say

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.

Iain Duncan Smith Vetoed Greater Scottish Powers Over Universal Credit

Holyrood allowed to vary key parts of housing elements of universal credit but not other elements after DWP intervention




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".

DWP underpaid benefits to 70,000 sick and disabled people, say auditors

DWP face an extra bill of up to £830 million in backdated Employment and Support Allowance payments.

Employment grant for disabled people to rise by £15k, but is it enough?

Critics argue £57k cap on 'Access To Work' scheme should be lifted completely.

Grieving daughter handed her mother’s ashes to benefits assessor to prove she wasn’t ‘fit for work’

Inexcusable and heartless blunder by the Department for Work and Pensions.

Scrap ‘highly regressive’ council tax, says thinktank

Resolution Foundation says levy now resembles much maligned poll tax and should be replaced with more progressive system.

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.