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Osborne’s First Budget Without Lib Dems Likely To Hit Welfare State Hard

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.

Disabled People’s Rights Threatened By Government Cuts, Campaigners Warn

A letter signed by more than 100 charities and the Mencap president, Brian Rix, said decades of advances for those with learning disabilities could be lost.

Revealed: Coalition Proposals To Cut Welfare For Sick, Poor, Young And Disabled

‘Extremely controversial’ ideas by civil servants include benefit freeze and making it harder for sick people to claim state aid, leaked papers show.

Food Banks Concentrated In Areas Hit Hardest By Benefit Sanctions, Study Finds

High unemployment, poverty and government cuts significantly associated with increased need for food aid, Oxford University research shows.

Labour Pledges To End Dependency On Food Banks With Welfare Reforms

Labour is promising to scrap benefit sanction targets and low pay culture that it believes is forcing people to turn to food banks.

Coalition Sneaking Out Regulations To Speed Up NHS Privatisation, Labour Says

Shadow health secretary says rules forcing NHS contracts worth over £625,000 to be put out to tender were tabled on last day before parliamentary recess.

Benefit Sanctions Hit Over 900,000 Claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance

No 10 rules out sanctions reform as MPs find benefit penalties the biggest factor in use of food banks

Revealed: How Coalition Has Helped Rich By Hitting Poor

Study shows gains for wealthier half of population, delivering a blow to George Osborne’s claims on fairness

Britain Faces Future Divided By Rich And Poor, Poverty Commission Warns

Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission report predicts number of households in absolute poverty will rise by one third this decade




DWP underpaid benefits to 70,000 sick and disabled people, say auditors

DWP face an extra bill of up to £830 million in backdated Employment and Support Allowance payments.

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.