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Lone-parents, disabled children and ethnic minorities will be among worst-hit, says EHRC.
Findings flag up ‘considerable uncertainty about its costs and benefits’ seven years on.
Large families and jobless worst hit by rising costs and austerity, with 32% and 36% missing meals.
Estimated 220,000 claimants will get backdated higher personal independence payments.
Welfare scheme a ‘significant risk’ to public spending, warns Office for Budget Responsibility.
An estimated 4,751 people bedded down outside overnight in 2017, up 15% on previous year.
End Child Poverty says years-long freeze on benefits is major factor in emerging crisis.
Cross-party group of politicians says isolation and cuts are driving ‘hidden’ malnutrition.
Nurses are among those ending up with nowhere to live after being evicted by private-sector landlords, says watchdog.
Peabody Trust says 42-day wait means 60,000 households, with over 40,000 children, will receive no income until after festive season.
Government preparing to trim wait for new benefit after Tory backbenchers raised concerns about impact on constituents.
Charity used official government and FoI data to estimate 307,000 people sleeping rough or living in inadequate housing.
Trussell Trust says six-week wait for first payment of benefit will lead to soaring demand for help from families this winter.
Urgent £3bn cash injection needed to bolster confidence in failing system after welfare cuts, says Resolution Foundation.
Government says it believes advance payments system solves problems around delays as Labour urges Tories to support motion to pause rollout of benefit.
Campaigners are concerned complexity of new benefit and poor staff training are contributing to long and repeated calls.
Fragmented approach to public services is damaging communities in England and punishing the poor, say council leaders.
Housing federation says new system poses challenge to landlords, and Guardian investigation reveals claimants’ frustration.
Campaigners call for change to rules as people are denied tax credits for their own children after caring for young relatives.
Alan Barham, who was dismissed by Capita after undercover footage emerged, given caution order by disciplinary panel.
New report reveals that two-thirds of English councils have closed or cut emergency funds, causing greater hardship to low-income families.
National Audit Office says ministers have no grip on the causes of issue that costs the taxpayer more than £1bn a year.