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MP Angela Rayner says her party wants to block Tories’ vouchers and free school meals snatch.
Shadow chancellor accuses government of forcing cash-strapped councils to absorb cuts.
Labour says its findings offer more evidence that the government should pause rollout of new benefit system.
Labour MP says prime minister’s defence of using temporary accommodation to house thousands of children is appalling.
Government preparing to trim wait for new benefit after Tory backbenchers raised concerns about impact on constituents.
Ministers will get 12 weeks to prepare statement if Tories lose the vote on opposition day motions.
Veteran Tory MP Edward Leigh attacks leader of Commons for saying government is not bound by Wednesday’s vote.
Work and pensions secretary says benefit changes are ‘transforming lives’ after MPs called for a pause in their introduction.
Rising inflation is exacerbating benefits cuts, says Child Poverty Action Group, making it harder for parents to make ends meet.
Shadow chancellor John McDonnell says taking £300 annual payment away from millions of pensioners would contribute to rise in winter deaths.
‘Triple-lock’ policy that guarantees increase in basic state pension each year could be ditched for weaker ‘double lock’ and money used for social care instead.
Chancellor performs U-turn on much-criticised budget tax grab, accepting that it breached wording of Tory manifesto.
Labour urges Conservatives to look at disproportionate impact of tax and spending policies on women.
Tory policy chief George Freeman says he ‘hugely regrets’ remarks suggesting funds should not go to people with anxiety.
Select committee chairs send frank letter to prime minister as fears grow that Brexit could overshadow ‘immense challenge’.
Philip Hammond will attempt in the autumn statement to fulfil PM’s pledge to support families who are ‘just about managing’.
Work and pensions secretary hails cap, set to be lowered at a cost for 88,000 families of an average of more than £2,000 a year.
Chancellor should use first autumn statement to shield those on low incomes from Brexit impact, says thinktank.
Backbenchers ‘girding themselves’ for campaign to make new system of universal credit fairer before chancellor’s autumn statement.
Firmer link between contributions and receipts is on table as PM calls first cabinet meeting since summer break.
Shadow chancellor says the concept of an unconditional payment to all could prepare country for robotisation of the workforce.
SNP raised concerns about ‘medieval’ clause that it says discriminates against those who may want larger families for religious reasons.
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