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Universal credit system faces landmark legal challenge

Lawyers for terminally ill man who say new system costs him almost £200 a month win right to judicial review.

Universal credit flaw puts new welfare system at odds with free school meals

Thinktank says unless design problem is addressed, government could face a £600m bill.

Child Poverty Rise Across Britain ‘Halts Progress Made Since 1990s’

New figures expected to show clear increase in child poverty, as charities blame bedroom tax and benefit cuts.

Childcare Funding Gap Will Hit Stressed Parents, Citizens Advice Warns

Deal for 30-hour access must be properly funded and childcare providers encouraged to offer greater flexibility, says leading advice charity.

Disabled Tenants To Challenge Bedroom Tax In Supreme Court

Rights groups say tax is unfair to people with physical problems who cannot trade down to smaller, rented property.




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".

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.