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Social Mobility Hindered By ‘Culture Of Inequality’ In School System – Peers

Lords report says curriculum focuses too much on academic route, leaving those who do not go to university unprepared for world of work.

Duty Of Care For Disabled People In UK Not Being Met, Say Peers

Tories face pressure to look at impact of welfare cuts on 11m disabled people after House of Lords report identifies series of failures.

Lords Rebuff Tory Plan To Cut ESA For Second Time

Peers vote 286-219 to prolong cut of £30 a week to benefits of ill and disabled after first delay in January.

Tax Credit Cuts That Escaped Osborne’s U-Turn To Hit 800,000 Workers

Labour condemns little-noticed change, known as ‘income-rise disregard’, which on average will cost £200-£300 a person and was blocked by Lords.

Labour Peers Aim To Retain Income-Related Child Poverty Targets

Opposition members of the upper house will attempt to amend the welfare reform bill and neuter one of its key aims.

Tory Benefit Cuts Face New Attack In Lords

Labour and Lib Dem peers will use debate on reform to warn of child poverty surge.

George Osborne Says He Will ‘Lessen The Impact’ Of Tax Credit Cuts

Chancellor says he will respond to Lords defeat with new measures in his autumn statement and declines to rule out lowering surplus target.

Cameron Moves To Curb House Of Lords Powers After Tax Credits Defeat

The Government has signaled a move to curb the powers of the House of Lords, following embarrassing defeats on its plans to cut tax credits for millions of working families.

Government Faces Showdown In House of Lords Over Tax Credit Cuts

Downing Street is heading for a showdown with the House of Lords over controversial plans to cut tax credits.

Peers In House Of Lords Move To Block £4.4bn Cuts To Tax Credits

David Cameron accuses Labour and Lib Dem peers of overstepping constitutional role by seeking to block central government decision.

Lords Forced To Back Down On Tax Credits Motion As Tory Rebellion Grows

Peers warned of constitutional crisis and loss of powers if they press ahead with plan to kill off cuts.

Government Facing Defeat In Lords Over Tax Credits

Tim Farron instructs peers to back fatal motion, greatly increasing chances of government being defeated.

Tories Threaten To Suspend House Of Lords If Peers Block Tax Credits Cuts

The House of Lords could be suspended or “flooded with Tory peers”, if it takes the “nuclear option” of killing off George Osborne’s tax credits cuts.




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".