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Tory welfare policy ‘historically obsolete’, say researchers

Historical research shows the NHS and welfare state are fundamental to a healthy, productive economy.

More Spending Cuts Will Damage Economy, TUC Report Warns

Study says government’s obsession with shrinking size of state is straining public services and further cuts will harm growth.

Huge Surge In Poorest Families Summoned To Court Over Unpaid Council Tax

Figures show that more than 3 million people in England were taken to court by local authorities in 2013/14 over unpaid council tax.




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.

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.