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A million women £32 a week worse off thanks to pension age changes

IFS says increased UK state pension age is lifting earnings from employment but only partially offsetting reduced incomes from other benefits.

Women bearing 86% of austerity burden, Commons figures reveal

Labour urges Conservatives to look at disproportionate impact of tax and spending policies on women.

Government failure to act means gender pay gap will remain, say MPs

Women and equalities committee makes claim after ministers reject proposals aimed at helping women back into workforce.

Austerity effect hits women ‘twice as hard as it does men’

Tax and benefit changes since 2010 have increased equality gap.

Care Worker Scheme Axed After George Osborne Withdraws Funding

Scheme to develop role of care practitioners and address shortages is scrapped along with projects designed to boost opportunities for women.

Women To Be Hit Hardest By Tax-Credit And Benefits Freeze – Study

Figures show more than 75% of estimated savings will come from women under cuts planned by Tories if they win election




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.