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Migrant children are being failed by UK, says Lords committee report

Government accused of dismissing its responsibility to care for unaccompanied minors as ‘somebody else’s problem’.

Jeremy Corbyn Says He Opposes Making EU Migrants Wait To Receive Benefits

Labour leader rejects policy set out in party manifesto for 2015 election and says all UK taxpayers should have access to benefits.

Cameron Must Help Refugees And Bin The Economic Migrant Label

Analysis: Britain has refused repeated EU requests to take in more people fleeing war and government’s negative rhetoric has boxed PM into a corner.

European Court Benefits Ruling Actually Bolsters EU Freedom Of Movement

Ruling quite severely circumscribes scope for any further fundamental revision of rules on free movement within Europe

Tories Plan To Deny EU Migrants Out-Of-Work Benefits Under Universal Credit

Ministers believe unified system will be exempt from rule that labour-market benefits must be available to all EU workers




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.

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".