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Report exposes ‘growing gulf of health inequalities between rich and poor’, says Labour

ONS analysis reveals a significant increase in the inequality in life expectancy in England between rich and poor.

Disability rights coalition calls for talks with Theresa May over ‘human catastrophe’

Campaigners say the UK Government is failing in its duty to protect and progress disabled people’s rights.

Poorer Britons face three years of income stagnation, says report

Resolution Foundation warns of rising inequality amid cuts to working-age benefits.

Comment on the need for constitutional reform to combat UK poverty

Why a written constitution is urgently needed to challenge a "political system that serves only the interests of the few".

Businesses unprepared for threats to disability rights post-Brexit, survey finds

Fears that crucial improvements in disability rights could be reversed post-Brexit.

Tories reject calls to aid women hit by state pension age increase

Labour MP Jack Dromey claimed women are "suffering and losing out due to the acceleration of the state pension age and lack of proper notice".

PM urged to ‘end the injustice’ faced by WASPI women

SNP Leader at Westminster Ian Blackford says the PM "should do the right thing" and give WASPI women the pension they "rightfully deserve".

Why would any self-respecting woman vote Tory?

Elaine Dyson questions why any woman in Britain could ever bring themselves to vote Conservative.

Tories could be forced to conduct an assessment on the impact of welfare changes

Labour has secured a vote to force the Government to conduct an assessment of the impact of social security changes on disadvantaged groups.

Theresa May faces new crisis after mass walkout over social policy

Alan Milburn and entire social mobility team quit citing ‘lack of political leadership’.

Tories unveil plan to get more disabled people into work

Measures include widening ‘fit note’ certification, reforming statutory sick pay, and large-scale employment research pilots.

13 things the EU gave the UK which we now take for granted

What has the European Union ever done for the UK? Well, quite a lot actually....

Poorest hit hardest by years of Tory austerity, says human rights watchdog

Government urged to undertake a 'cumulative impact assessment' of all tax and social security policies.

‘Work is not enough’: More than 2 MILLION Londoners living in poverty

Researchers say the depth of poverty faced by struggling Londoners is worsening, despite high employment.

75% of disabled jobseekers say condition hampers their job-hunt

Survey also shows that more than half of disabled jobseekers 'face barriers' when applying for jobs.

Employers still discriminate against disabled people – it has to stop

Survey reveals disabled people apply for 60% more jobs than non-disabled people in their job search.

Disability campaigner blasts ‘brutal’ Tory treatment of disabled people (video)

Disability rights campaigner Paula Peters condemned the Tory Government's treatment of disabled people at the Labour Party Conference in Brighton.

UN panel criticises UK failure to uphold disabled people’s rights

Charities say report is grim reality check and Labour says it highlights how disabled people are bearing brunt of austerity.

Tory cuts eroding disabled people’s human rights, UN told

Seven years of cuts to social security benefits and health and social care budgets have eroded disabled people's rights, equality bodies warn.

Disabled people take their fight against Tory cuts to the United Nations

Disabled people take complaints about UK Government’s disability rights record to the United Nations.

Black workers in the UK are STILL paid less than their white counterparts

Findings fly in the face of Theresa May’s pledge to tackle "burning injustice" and build a Britain "that works to everyone".

One in three LGBT people have been harassed or bullied at work

TUC call for a 'zero tolerance attitude' to help reduce harassment and bullying of LGBT people at work.




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".