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Blunkett Calls For More Self-Help And Less State Aid

Labour grandee calls for mandatory living wage and conditions set for welfare payments as Iain Duncan Smith claims Tory reforms have saved £50bn

Pensioners Should ‘Opt In’ To Receive Winter Fuel Payments, Says Think Tank

The think tank Policy Exchange also recommends "relaxing" benefit sanctions, "by issuing pre-paid benefit cards as a non-financial warning".

Lowering The Benefit Cap ‘Won’t Save A Penny’, Says Property Expert

A property expert has slammed proposals from a think tank to reduce the £26,000 a year benefit cap outside of London and the South-East.

Cut Child Benefit For Larger Families, Says Think Tank

If this new policy is adopted, it would see child benefit progressively cut for each child born into a family, and rise by no more than 1% each year over the five-year course of a parliament.




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.