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Corbyn sets out 10-point vision for Britain

Dismissing idea of Labour split, he pledges £500bn programme to build new houses, boost NHS and reduce income disparities.

Owen Smith unveils plan to help low-paid workers

Labour leadership challenger says he would reverse cuts to in-work benefits and raise minimum wage.

Owen Smith pledges to end austerity in radical pitch to Labour’s left

Policies include scrapping Department for Work and Pensions, ending public-sector pay freeze and boosting spending on NHS.

George Osborne Calls On Labour MPs To Back Welfare Changes In Commons Vote

Chancellor George Osborne has urged Labour MPs to back his welfare changes, ahead of a crucial commons vote.

Cameron To Hint At Assault On Tax Credits In Welfare Speech

Prime minister to attack ‘merry-go-round’ whereby the low-paid have money taken in tax and then given back in tax credits.

Andy Burnham Jeered At First Labour Leadership Hustings Over Benefits Cap

Frontrunner to be next leader receives less than warm response at event during union conference after refusing to say whether he opposes £23,000 annual cap.

Labour’s Andy Burnham Suggests He Might Back Further Welfare Cuts

Leadership favourite tells business figures he wants counter perception party is ‘soft on people who want something for nothing’ and doesn’t celebrate enterprise.

Labour Too Timid Under Ed Miliband, Tristram Hunt To Say

Shadow education secretary and leadership hopeful to set out three bold ideas on welfare, childcare and devolution he says former leader felt unable to embrace.




Housing associations rake in record profits while only building 597 homes for social rent

Housing associations appear to be moving away from building social housing in favour of more profitable options.

Disabled man had to sleep rough and ‘sofa surf’ because of council faults

Ombudsman says Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead did not act quickly enough to find him suitable accommodation.

DWP win legal case which could “severely curtail” benefit claimant’s human rights

Win could prevent benefit claimants from using the Human Rights Act when challenging cruel benefits decisions at tribunal.

Welfare debate highlights the very worst of Tory ‘callousness’ towards Britain’s poorest

Tories "have their heads firmly in the sand" over the devastating impact of their welfare policies, says SNP MP.

Child Benefit and Tax Credit payment dates over Easter 2018

Some people could receive their benefits up to four days early this Easter - here's what you need to know.

Benefits and tax credits payment dates Easter 2017

If you're worried about benefits and tax credits payments over Easter 2017 here are the dates you need to remember.