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Almost 400,000 more UK children and 300,000 more pensioners plunged into poverty in past four years, new study finds.
Health of low-income households at risk as funding cuts slash support for replacing and repairing boilers, pressure group warns.
IFS forecast that 37% of children will be in relative poverty by 2022 would see all progress made in the last 20 years undone.
Policy of limiting rises to 1% is damaging health service and must not be pursued into next parliament, say NHS leaders.
‘Triple-lock’ policy that guarantees increase in basic state pension each year could be ditched for weaker ‘double lock’ and money used for social care instead.
NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens removes gluten-free food and medication for upset stomachs and haemorrhoids from list of prescribed items.
Government refutes verdict that NHS and social care cuts may have caused 30,000 excess deaths in England and Wales 2015.
Resolution Foundation says inflation, welfare cuts and squeeze on pay will punish least well-off hardest.
Dr Helen Stokes-Lampard says government’s pledge to guarantee access to family doctors at weekends is unrealistic.
Government has failed to measure whether sanctions represent value for money, while application varies widely, find auditors.
Research published ahead of autumn statement shows universal credit cuts, benefit rate freeze and rising rents are hitting low-income households.
CQC warns that sector as a whole is at risk as providers of care for elderly and disabled people pull out over rising costs and cuts to council budgets.
Figures show that replacements for homes sold under the right-to-buy scheme fell by 27% last year, worsening the housing crisis.
Budget proposals to be ‘kicked into the long grass’ as Conservative rebellion and anger among charities grows.
Labour analysis finds another 400,000 people will lose £1,400 as campaigners attack George Osborne’s plans.
As 28 EU members meet to agree a deal on the UK’s demands for EU reform, Labour leader brands whole renegotiation a ‘theatrical sideshow’.
Donald Tusk says leaders will have to go ‘extra mile’ to reach agreement as Poland, Slovakia, Hungary and Czech Republic revolt on eve of key summit.
Taskforce calls for provision of 24/7 support for people in crisis and 10% reduction in suicide rates.
Archbishop of Canterbury claims benefit sanctions and bureaucratic delays in welfare mean government is partly to blame for ‘tragedy’ of hunger.
Homes will have to close, say four health bodies in letter to ministers asking what has happened to £6bn from care-cap savings.
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.
Chancellor to spell out how axe will fall on Whitehall budgets that were not protected in election manifesto pledge.
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