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Syrian asylum seekers in UK forced into poverty

Exploited refugees in low-pay jobs live in squalor.

Children’s commissioners write to home secretary over end of Dubs scheme

Commissioners for Scotland, Wales, England and Northern Ireland write to Amber Rudd calling for government to do more to help child refugees.

Ken Loach: Tory government ‘callous, brutal and disgraceful’ and ‘must be removed’

Accepting the award for best British film at the Bafta awards in London, the veteran director says politicians speak for corporations – and film-makers must stand with the poor and vulnerable.

Theresa May accused of ‘abject moral failure’ after resettling just 350 child refugees

UK Government quietly sneak out news revealing it will scrap scheme to resettle 3000 lone Syrian child refugees.

Migrant children are being failed by UK, says Lords committee report

Government accused of dismissing its responsibility to care for unaccompanied minors as ‘somebody else’s problem’.

Six wealthiest countries host less than 9% of world’s refugees

US, China, Japan, Germany, France and UK accommodate just 2.1 million refugees, according to Oxfam report.

Child Refugees And Their Families Are Being Denied Crucial Disability Benefits

A two-year wait until refugees in the UK are eligible to apply for disability living allowance has left people with war-inflicted injuries and other serious medical conditions without support.

Cameron Must Help Refugees And Bin The Economic Migrant Label

Analysis: Britain has refused repeated EU requests to take in more people fleeing war and government’s negative rhetoric has boxed PM into a corner.

Concerns Raised Over Plan To Strip Failed Asylum Seeker Families Of Benefits

Home Office accused of ‘morally reprehensible’ action over plan to remove automatic right to benefits from families who do not win asylum.

Campaigners Slam UK Government’s ‘Paltry’ Support For Syrian Refugees

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is now calling for European nations to help resettle 130,000 refugees by 2016.




DWP underpaid benefits to 70,000 sick and disabled people, say auditors

DWP face an extra bill of up to £830 million in backdated Employment and Support Allowance payments.

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.