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Estimated 220,000 claimants will get backdated higher personal independence payments.
Rise in personal tax allowance benefits higher ratepayers by £340 a year with basic rate band £70 better off and universal credit recipients better by just 50p per week.
Campaigners call for change to rules as people are denied tax credits for their own children after caring for young relatives.
Professional group joins Labour in warning that claimants for children born of non-consensual sex may be criminalised.
Are the poor and disabled any less deserving of our support than public service workers?
Nearly 3m working households with children on tax credits face average loss of £2,500 a year, according to thinktank.
Nicola Sturgeon accuses Scottish Tory leader of ‘utterly shameful’ behaviour by refusing to denounce UK government policy.
Form requiring rape victims to declare they do not live with attacker called ‘inhumane and barbaric’ and a ‘vile policy’.
Controversial move, which requires woman who had third child as result of rape to verify her position, added to existing act.
Lone parent families will be on average £2,380 a year worse off while those with three children lose £2,540, analysis says.
Investigation into benefits system comes amid mounting evidence that payment delays have left thousands facing eviction.
Watchdog says tax officials increased commission paid to outsourcing firm Concentrix despite evidence of failure.
‘Gap in data feed’ led to thousands of families missing up to £20,000 – but payments will only be backdated to April.
John McDonnell will use speech to say Philip Hammond should scrap planned benefit cuts in upcoming autumn statement.
A failure to make an initial claim may see them lose £5,000.
Despite cross-party criticism of mistakes made by the firm, Treasury says there is no need ‘to go into inquiries etc etc'.
US firm Concentrix heavily criticised by Frank Field will not be given further work by tax collector.
Shadow chancellor says the concept of an unconditional payment to all could prepare country for robotisation of the workforce.
SNP raised concerns about ‘medieval’ clause that it says discriminates against those who may want larger families for religious reasons.
Shadow work and pensions secretary Owen Smith says the welfare policy will hit millions of low-paid workers in the pocket.
Equalities and Human Rights Commission says cutting £30 a week from ESA benefits will disproportionately hit disabled people.
Universal credit system will be claimed either online or by ringing an 0345 number, which costs 45p a minute from mobile or 12p a minute from landline.