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Funding is down at two-thirds of local authorities across England, Wales and Scotland, data reveals.
Resolution Foundation says levy now resembles much maligned poll tax and should be replaced with more progressive system.
Shadow chancellor accuses government of forcing cash-strapped councils to absorb cuts.
Urgent £3bn cash injection needed to bolster confidence in failing system after welfare cuts, says Resolution Foundation.
Fragmented approach to public services is damaging communities in England and punishing the poor, say council leaders.
New report reveals that two-thirds of English councils have closed or cut emergency funds, causing greater hardship to low-income families.
Cabinet agrees pay rises for prison and police officers this year but prison union says offer amounts to real-terms cut.
IFS says increased UK state pension age is lifting earnings from employment but only partially offsetting reduced incomes from other benefits.
Local authorities plan to find £824m of savings, meaning they will be spending £6bn less on social care than in 2010 when austerity began.
Unions representing cross-section of healthcare staff increase pressure on government to use Queen’s speech to lift 1% restriction on pay rises.
Since 2004 the number of children with disabilities has risen by 50% but fewer appear to qualify for council help, according to National Children’s Bureau.
UN says measures aimed at reducing public spending since 2010 have affected disabled people disproportionately.
Backbenchers ‘girding themselves’ for campaign to make new system of universal credit fairer before chancellor’s autumn statement.
Care Quality Commission says level of cuts to service is affecting A&E units, causing bedblocking and failing elderly at-home patients.
Charities say 14% fall in spending by councils on supported housing for people with mental health issues is short-sighted and will cost more in the long run.
Triple-lock protection too costly, says former pensions minister, as work and pensions department refuses to rule out review.
MPs claim other parts of the Department of Health’s budget, such as public health, are being diverted to fund NHS England.
Overstretched local authorities unlawfully moving people up to 100 miles from schools and support networks, says Shelter.
Iain Duncan Smith’s department accused of blocking efforts to find out cause of delays to flagship welfare scheme.
Simon Stevens says key to tackling the challenge of paying for care of ageing population is ‘intergenerational fairness’.
David Cameron sets out plan to improve life chances of the ‘left behind’, insisting strategy compatible with welfare cuts.
The cap has been ruled discriminatory and unlawful for full-time carers of disabled adult relatives, yet Iain Duncan Smith seems bent on pursuing this senseless policy.
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