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Benefit cap on lone parents of under-twos is unlawful, court rules

Policy has caused ‘real misery to no good purpose’ as parents of children under two do not qualify for free childcare.

Single parents miss out on child maintenance despite being eligible, study shows

Study reveals that over a fifth of single parents are not receiving any child maintenance support even though they qualify for it.

PM Says ‘No Conflict’ Between Fighting Poverty And Cutting Benefits

David Cameron sets out plan to improve life chances of the ‘left behind’, insisting strategy compatible with welfare cuts.

David Cameron: Parents Should Be Taught How To Control Children

Cameron says: "Families are the best anti-poverty measure ever invented. They are a welfare, education and counselling system all wrapped up into one."

Obesity Endangers Health Of Women And Babies, Warns UK’s Chief Medical Officer

Sally Davies’ report says children of obese women may develop health problems, and warns pregnancy is not a time to eat for two.

Kinship Carers At Risk Of Poverty And Debt Due To Welfare Cuts, Says Charity

Adults who bring up child relatives, saving the state billions in care costs, are threatened by tax credit cuts and benefit cap, says Family Rights Group.

Benefits Cap Hits Single Parents With Children Under Five, Figures Show

Official statistics show that nearly half the households affected by the benefits cap are headed by lone parents with at least one child under five.

Childcare Funding Gap Will Hit Stressed Parents, Citizens Advice Warns

Deal for 30-hour access must be properly funded and childcare providers encouraged to offer greater flexibility, says leading advice charity.

How The Tories Dehumanise Low-Paid Families – Or Should I Say ‘Benefit Units’

Forcing parents on the minimum wage to work more hours is removing their dignity.




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".

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.