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Lords report says curriculum focuses too much on academic route, leaving those who do not go to university unprepared for world of work.
Tories face pressure to look at impact of welfare cuts on 11m disabled people after House of Lords report identifies series of failures.
Peers vote 286-219 to prolong cut of £30 a week to benefits of ill and disabled after first delay in January.
Labour condemns little-noticed change, known as ‘income-rise disregard’, which on average will cost £200-£300 a person and was blocked by Lords.
Opposition members of the upper house will attempt to amend the welfare reform bill and neuter one of its key aims.
Labour and Lib Dem peers will use debate on reform to warn of child poverty surge.
Chancellor says he will respond to Lords defeat with new measures in his autumn statement and declines to rule out lowering surplus target.
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.
Downing Street is heading for a showdown with the House of Lords over controversial plans to cut tax credits.
David Cameron accuses Labour and Lib Dem peers of overstepping constitutional role by seeking to block central government decision.
Peers warned of constitutional crisis and loss of powers if they press ahead with plan to kill off cuts.
Tim Farron instructs peers to back fatal motion, greatly increasing chances of government being defeated.
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.