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More children homeless or in temporary housing than during crash crisis

Estimated 128,000 children are without a home – more than were in the same situation in 2007 – says Shelter report.

Westminster council could send homeless families to Coventry

Those who lose homes in capital may increasingly be rehoused outside London as local authorities struggle with cuts.

Self-employed earn less than in 2001 – and will be hit by welfare cuts

Number of people working for themselves up by half in 15 years but their average pay down £60 a week, thinktanks say.

Only three out of 700 firms prosecuted for paying below minimum wage

More than 13,000 workers underpaid by over £3.5m since 2014, but HMRC prosecution rate remain paltry despite employers breaking law.

Selling Off Affordable Homes ‘Would Add £4bn To Housing Benefit Bill’

Labour says sale of council and housing association property will force poorer people into expensive private rented accommodation.

Tory Bill Could Cost UK Nearly 200,000 Council Houses, Warns Labour

Shadow housing minister says forcing councils to sell could see homes bought by overseas investors and buy-to-let landlords rather than those in housing need.

Labour Considers Biggest Social Housebuilding Drive Since 70s

Shadow housing minister John Healey says government could build 100,000 council houses and housing association homes a year.

Council Houses Have Been Sold At 70% Under Their Market Value

The discounts are bigger than those ever envisaged by Margaret Thatcher and amount to almost £4bn, a Guardian investigation has found.




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.

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".