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Theresa May faces new crisis after mass walkout over social policy

Alan Milburn and entire social mobility team quit citing ‘lack of political leadership’.

Disadvantaged children face worse outcomes in some rich areas – report

Britain is in a ‘spiral of ever-growing division’ with rural and coastal regions being left behind, warns social mobility tsar.

Report slams 20 years of failure to improve social mobility in Britain

Social Mobility Commission says successive governments have failed to reduce the gap between Britain’s ‘haves and have nots’.

Half of Brits believe success is determined by background

Fewer than one in three believe everyone has a fair chance to succeed in life regardless of their background.

Social Mobility Hindered By ‘Culture Of Inequality’ In School System – Peers

Lords report says curriculum focuses too much on academic route, leaving those who do not go to university unprepared for world of work.




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.