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Bishop Rejects David Cameron’s Mental Health Welfare Reforms

Dr Alan Smith, the bishop of St Albans, says proposed cuts will hit those the prime minister says he wants to help.

UK Faith Leaders Unite To Challenge Welfare Penalties On Larger Families

Christian churches and Jewish groups urge House of Lords to block government’s plans to limit tax credits to first two children.

Leading Catholics Write To Iain Duncan Smith To Express Fears Over Welfare Cuts

Open letter appeals to Duncan Smith’s religious convictions in an effort to persuade him to reverse his austerity-inspired welfare reforms.

Tories Seek To Avert Rift With Church Of England In Wake Of Food Bank Report

Party blamed for rising use of food banks in church-funded report which links growing poverty to austerity measures




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.

Labour’s Debbie Abrahams stands down accusing leader’s office of ‘bullying’ behaviour

Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary claims to be the victim of a "bullying culture of the worst kind", as Party investigates "work based complaints".