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Halt universal credit or rough sleepers will double, says Burnham

Greater Manchester mayor says officials from across public sector including NHS believe rollout should be stopped.

Families expected to be allowed to keep benefits after Manchester attack

New policy will mean those affected by bombing at Manchester Arena can receive compensation without losing benefits.

More than 2.3m families living in fuel poverty in England

Tories urged to act as one in 10 households is fuel poor, rising to about one in five for those renting from private landlords.

Third of councils to lose cash in social care changes, says Burnham

Former Labour health secretary says redistribution of the new homes bonus means less money for some local authorities.




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.