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Outrage after Tories rewrite the law to deny higher disability payments for more than 150,000 disabled people.
Conservatives announced plans to abolish current system of targets, but amendment by Bishop of Durham passes by 290 votes to 198.
Labour and Lib Dem peers will use debate on reform to warn of child poverty surge.
Peers twice defied and ignored Tory threats not to stand in the way of changes to tax credits.
David Cameron accuses Labour and Lib Dem peers of overstepping constitutional role by seeking to block central government decision.
Tim Farron instructs peers to back fatal motion, greatly increasing chances of government being defeated.
A rarely-used “fatal motion” could to be tabled in the House of Lords, potentially bringing an end to Tory tax credit cuts.
Flagship policy of Nick Clegg to give free meals to all schoolchildren should not be canceled, says new shadow education secretary Lucy Powell.
Carers Trust estimates that there are 247,539 unpaid carers living in the eight authorities who are charging carers for support services.
Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron criticised the government's welfare reforms and Labour's refusal to oppose £12bn in cuts.
Tim Farron MP has written to Harriet Harman, calling on Labour to oppose the government's "shameful" cuts to welfare spending.
Cuts to housing benefit, a further lowering of the overall welfare cap as well as reductions in in-work tax credits are all being considered by George Osborne.
This weeks biggest welfare related news stories from Welfare Weekly.
All school children under the age of 11 would be entitled to free school meals, under new plans announced by the Liberal Democrats.
One in eight adults in the UK provide unpaid care for friends and family members, saving the economy an estimated £87 billion a year.
The Lib Dems have launched their disability manifesto, promising to 'improve the benefits system for disabled people'.
For many young people, finding a job is traumatic. While politicians are hailing apprenticeships as a solution, the fix we need may be more radical.
Labour says the NHS is already on 'life support' and will continue to decline if the Tories are still in Government following the general election.
400 counsellors, psychotherapists and others sign letter saying ‘society thrown completely off balance’ by ‘emotional toxicity of neoliberal thinking’.
The Liberal Democrats have launched their 2015 general election manifesto, claiming to be party of "opportunity for everyone".
Party leader says Conservatives want poorest to make additional sacrifices while not asking the richest to pay more taxes to balance books.
The Liberal Democrats would also end Winter Fuel Payments and free TV licences for higher rate taxpayers.