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Tax Credit Cuts Are Osborne’s Poll Tax, Says Gordon Brown

In rare intervention, former PM accuses George Osborne of ‘shaming Britain’ by cutting work incentives, as splits open up in chancellor’s own party.

Scotland Prepared To Rebel Over DWP’s Child Poverty Changes

Holyrood wants to leave UK child poverty commission headed by former Labour cabinet minister Alan Milburn.

Labour Acccused Of ‘Bogus’ £1 Million Food Bank Pledge

The SNP has accused former PM Gordon Brown of misleading vulnerable Scots over a 'bogus' pledge for extra food bank funding.

Vote Labour For Radical Powers In Scotland, Say Murphy And Brown

Pair claim that party will go further than ‘the vow’ made during referendum campaign promising more powers for Scottish parliament




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.

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".