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Nearly 180 employers ‘named and shamed’ for underpaying thousands of low-paid workers

Minimum wage dodgers warned they face fines of up to 200% of wages owed, but critics argue much more could be done.

Universal Credit payment system puts ‘vulnerable women and children in danger’

"It is astonishing that women in the UK may be having to choose between poverty and abuse because of Tory welfare policy."

More than half of Brits living in poverty are from working households

Study shows "work is not providing a route out of poverty", says JRF.

‘At what cost?’: George Osborne slammed after gloating about Tory austerity

Twitter users were quick to remind the former Chancellor about the tragic human cost of cuts to vital public services and social security benefits.

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.

Poorer Britons face three years of income stagnation, says report

Resolution Foundation warns of rising inequality amid cuts to working-age benefits.

Tories failing disabled people over ‘substantial’ cost of living

Disability charity Scope calls for a "complete rethink" on how disabled people are supported to cover extra £570 a month living costs.

Jeremy Corbyn vows to take on ‘pernicious and undemocratic’ finance sector

Labour leader will argue the welfare state has been left "to pick up the slack with sticking plaster redistribution to the people".

Comment on the need for constitutional reform to combat UK poverty

Why a written constitution is urgently needed to challenge a "political system that serves only the interests of the few".

1 in 7 children of public sector workers living in poverty, says TUC

TUC analysis found 550,000 children with a parent working in the public sector will be living in poverty by the end of the current financial year.

Brexit uncertainty driving up food prices, claim SNP

Figures show food prices have risen at their fastest rate in four years, as Tories are accused of 'playing games' with the UK's future.

Tories reject calls to aid women hit by state pension age increase

Labour MP Jack Dromey claimed women are "suffering and losing out due to the acceleration of the state pension age and lack of proper notice".

PM urged to ‘end the injustice’ faced by WASPI women

SNP Leader at Westminster Ian Blackford says the PM "should do the right thing" and give WASPI women the pension they "rightfully deserve".

‘Tories are letting global tax dodgers off the hook’, say Labour

Tories accused of "dragging their feet" on ensuring the super-rich and big corporations pay their fair share in tax.

Benefits freeze to remain in force for at least another year

Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary, Debbie Abrahams MP, said the freeze "has had an extremely detrimental impact upon millions of people on low incomes".

Private firms pocket £824m from ‘brutal’ disability benefit assessments

DWP accused of "rewarding failure" after auditors brand some PIP assessments "unacceptable" and number of appeal victories hit new high.

Former DWP employee ‘sanctioned for going to a funeral’ in fear of eviction

Garreth Forrest saw his benefit payments slashed by more than £500 a month.

Food insecurity: a third of poorest households skip meals, survey finds

Large families and jobless worst hit by rising costs and austerity, with 32% and 36% missing meals.

DWP refuse over half of emergency requests for ‘lifeline’ benefit payments

Labour MP Frank Field says the UK Government is creating "state-sponsored destitution", as new figures show a "gaping hole" in the welfare safety net.

Universal credit to save taxpayers only 2% in spite of benefit cuts

Welfare scheme a ‘significant risk’ to public spending, warns Office for Budget Responsibility.

Victory for campaigners as thousands could get higher disability benefits

Government decides not to appeal High Court judgement that changes to disability benefits discriminate against people with mental health problems.

Sickness benefit claimants left with not enough to live on, say campaigners

Major study finds the majority of people on sickness benefits are struggling to make ends meet, thanks to Tory cuts.




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.

Labour’s Debbie Abrahams stands down accusing leader’s office of ‘bullying’ behaviour

Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary claims to be the victim of a "bullying culture of the worst kind", as Party investigates "work based complaints".

Millions of families on brink face deepest benefit cuts in years

New study confirms that the poorest are being hit hardest by continuing austerity.