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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".

Millions of families on brink face deepest benefit cuts in years

New study confirms that the poorest are being hit hardest by continuing austerity.

Nearly 180 employers ‘named and shamed’ for underpaying thousands of low-paid workers

Minimum wage dodgers warned they face fines of up to 200% of wages owed, but critics argue much more could be done.

Government urged to scrap child support tax for domestic abuse victims

SNP MP launches petition calling on the UK government to scrap the tax on child support for victims of domestic abuse.

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.

DWP quietly drop plans for a softer approach to benefit sanctions

Tories claim there isn't enough time in the parliamentary calendar for a change in legislation.

Disability benefit assessments must be recorded, says Work and Pensions Committee

Failures by private companies risk undermining the entire benefit assessment system, an influential group of MPs has warned.

DWP splash out more than £100m trying to deny disabled people vital benefits

A former Tory minister described the amount as "staggering", adding it "clearly indicates that something is seriously wrong with the system".

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".

Universal credit all-party report raises fears over workability of system

Findings flag up ‘considerable uncertainty about its costs and benefits’ seven years on.

‘Tories are letting global tax dodgers off the hook’, say Labour

Tories accused of "dragging their feet" on ensuring the super-rich and big corporations pay their fair share in tax.

Benefits freeze to remain in force for at least another year

Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary, Debbie Abrahams MP, said the freeze "has had an extremely detrimental impact upon millions of people on low incomes".

Government urged to ban the scourge of zero-hours contracts

TUC says insecure work allows employers to treat some workers like "second class citizens", many of whom struggle to "budget for their weekly shop".

Private firms pocket £824m from ‘brutal’ disability benefit assessments

DWP accused of "rewarding failure" after auditors brand some PIP assessments "unacceptable" and number of appeal victories hit new high.

Why would any self-respecting woman vote Tory?

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

DWP refuse over half of emergency requests for ‘lifeline’ benefit payments

Labour MP Frank Field says the UK Government is creating "state-sponsored destitution", as new figures show a "gaping hole" in the welfare safety net.

Government to review 1.6m disability benefit claims after U-turn

Estimated 220,000 claimants will get backdated higher personal independence payments.

Universal credit to save taxpayers only 2% in spite of benefit cuts

Welfare scheme a ‘significant risk’ to public spending, warns Office for Budget Responsibility.

Victory for campaigners as thousands could get higher disability benefits

Government decides not to appeal High Court judgement that changes to disability benefits discriminate against people with mental health problems.

PM refuses to apologise over universal credit misery

Theresa May confronted by SNP MP on plight of sanctioned Glasgow woman pushed to the brink of homelessness.

Tories accused of benefit fraud ‘witch hunt’ as 87% of public tip-offs lack any real evidence

Freedom of information request reveals 87% of benefit fraud allegations by members of the members are unsubstantiated.




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".