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Poorer Britons face three years of income stagnation, says report

Resolution Foundation warns of rising inequality amid cuts to working-age benefits.

UK government warned over sharp rise in child and pensioner poverty

Almost 400,000 more UK children and 300,000 more pensioners plunged into poverty in past four years, new study finds.

Child poverty in Britain set to soar to new record, says thinktank

IFS forecast that 37% of children will be in relative poverty by 2022 would see all progress made in the last 20 years undone.

Reverse cuts or backing for universal credit may collapse, says thinktank

Urgent £3bn cash injection needed to bolster confidence in failing system after welfare cuts, says Resolution Foundation.

Poor working families face big losses from benefit cuts, says IFS

Nearly 3m working households with children on tax credits face average loss of £2,500 a year, according to thinktank.

UK faces return to inequality of Thatcher years, says report

Resolution Foundation says inflation, welfare cuts and squeeze on pay will punish least well-off hardest.

Backsliding on National Living Wage ‘would be costly for millions of low paid workers’

Resolution Foundation says PM Theresa May should allow the 'in-built flexibility' of the 'National Living Wage' to 'take its course'.

Widespread use of zero hours contracts a ‘key challenge’ for Theresa May, says thinktank

Two in three zero hour contract workers over 25 have been on one for more than a year, research shows.

Lowest-paid workers to receive smaller pay rises, says thinktank

Uncertainty caused by Brexit vote means ‘national living wage’ will rise more slowly, according to the Resolution Foundation.

IFS Backs Duncan Smith’s Warning Over ‘Unfair’ Osborne Budget

Research shows budget preserves income of wealthier households, while poorest could lose 12% of their income by 2019.

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 Can Find £4.4bn Without Cutting Tax Credits, Says Thinktank

Resolution Foundation says chancellor should abandon politically damaging cuts and meet target by adjusting taxation and pension thresholds.

UK Tax And Benefit Changes Worsening Inequality, IFS Warns

Institute for Fiscal Studies says that in-work benefits help close the gap between rich and poor over a worker’s lifetime.

Universal Credit Could Spark ‘Substantial Increase’ In Benefit Sanctions, Warns Think Tank

Increased conditionality under Universal Credit could result in a 'doubling' of benefit sanctions, warns NPI.

Tory Welfare Cuts Would Hit Poorest Third Of UK Families, Research Shows

Resolution Foundation puts a question mark over political feasibility of £12bn welfare cuts, including possible £5bn reduction in child tax credit.

Poverty – And Child Poverty In Particular – Is Rising

Welfare cuts have pushed hundreds of thousands – including more than 300,000 children – below the poverty line since 2012, despite Tory claims to the contrary.

Families Worse Off Under Tories By £1,100 A year On Average, Says Ed Balls

Labour highlights figures showing cost to families with children from rise in VAT and cuts to tax credits under Conservatives.

Osborne Plans Cuts Of £30bn – But How Can He Squeeze Welfare Any Further?

Chancellor plans to eliminate deficit by 2019 but remains tight-lipped over details as experts question where more cuts could be made to benefits.




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".