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Care Worker Scheme Axed After George Osborne Withdraws Funding

Scheme to develop role of care practitioners and address shortages is scrapped along with projects designed to boost opportunities for women.

Spending Review Will Still Leave Poor Families Worse Off, Say Experts

IFS says there is 50-50 chance Osborne will have to revisit spending plans, while Resolution Foundation says some families could lose £3,000 a year by 2020.

George Osborne’s Spending Review Cuts To Hit Social Care And Police

Chancellor to spell out how axe will fall on Whitehall budgets that were not protected in election manifesto pledge.

More Spending Cuts Will Damage Economy, TUC Report Warns

Study says government’s obsession with shrinking size of state is straining public services and further cuts will harm growth.

Softening Of Tax Credit Blow To Be Funded By Housing Benefit Cuts

Compromise over chancellor’s controversial measure will hit same people already losing their tax credits.

George Osborne Skews Spending Towards Health And Elderly People

Spending review on 23 November is expected to shift funding away from education and economic development, within overall cuts to state budget.




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".

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.