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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.

Doubts grow over ‘totemic’ cash pledge to pensioners

Triple-lock protection too costly, says former pensions minister, as work and pensions department refuses to rule out review.

Universal Credit Claimants More Likely To Get Jobs, Government Research Finds

Critics claim work incentives will be undermined by Universal Credit cuts introduced in the summer budget.

George Osborne Introduces New ‘Living Wage’ But Cuts Working-Age Benefits

Chancellor unveils new "living wage" but hits the poor with sweeping cuts to welfare and in-work benefits.

George Osborne Calls Emergency July Budget To Reveal Next Wave Of Austerity

Chancellor promises a ‘budget for working people’, which will also spell out how the Conservatives will cut £12bn from Britain’s welfare bill.




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".