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UK government warned over sharp rise in child and pensioner poverty

Almost 400,000 more UK children and 300,000 more pensioners plunged into poverty in past four years, new study finds.

Higher rate UK taxpayers gain most in budget changes

Rise in personal tax allowance benefits higher ratepayers by £340 a year with basic rate band £70 better off and universal credit recipients better by just 50p per week.

Philip Hammond urged to use budget to help low-income families

Rising inflation is exacerbating benefits cuts, says Child Poverty Action Group, making it harder for parents to make ends meet.

Nearly two in ten apprentices paid less than the minimum wage

UK Government urged to "name and shame" employers who pay apprentices less than the minimum wage.

Austerity effect hits women ‘twice as hard as it does men’

Tax and benefit changes since 2010 have increased equality gap.

Self-employed earn less than in 2001 – and will be hit by welfare cuts

Number of people working for themselves up by half in 15 years but their average pay down £60 a week, thinktanks say.

Backsliding on National Living Wage ‘would be costly for millions of low paid workers’

Resolution Foundation says PM Theresa May should allow the 'in-built flexibility' of the 'National Living Wage' to 'take its course'.

Tory ‘National Living Wage’ should be abandoned, says right-wing thinktank

Institute for Economic Affairs says 'the NLW does nothing for those out of work or many of those working part-time or in poverty'.

Lowest-paid workers to receive smaller pay rises, says thinktank

Uncertainty caused by Brexit vote means ‘national living wage’ will rise more slowly, according to the Resolution Foundation.

A Third Of People In The UK Have Experienced Poverty In Recent Years

ONS data shows women and one-person households at greater risk of enduring poverty as many fail to escape low pay.

MP Criticises Lengthy Waits In Some Minimum Wage Complaints

Auditors’ report says 17% of cases resolved last year had gone on for more than eight months.

National Living Wage Hits Services Already At Breaking Point – LGA

Local Government Association organising summit on funding crisis in care for elderly and disabled people.




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".

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".