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Resolution Foundation says levy now resembles much maligned poll tax and should be replaced with more progressive system.
Resolution Foundation warns of rising inequality amid cuts to working-age benefits.
Manpower poll shows hiring staff is flatlining in London and depicts firms as the least confident for five years about taking on new workers.
Tenants living in homes sold under Margaret Thatcher’s scheme now pay twice the rents charged by local authorities.
Almost 400,000 more UK children and 300,000 more pensioners plunged into poverty in past four years, new study finds.
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.
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.
Sharp price rises could cost average household £260 a year if UK leaves EU without a trade deal while richest will be least affected.
Participants in DWP work experience programme say budget chain used them to stack shelves all day.
IFS says increased UK state pension age is lifting earnings from employment but only partially offsetting reduced incomes from other benefits.
TUC urges government to act as IFS report highlights growing north-south divide and regional concentration of poverty.
Rules should apply to those whose prices are set by a firm, such as Uber and minicab drivers, says Resolution Foundation.
Protection for 17m families paying most expensive tariff, which Tories promised in election campaign, has been dropped.
Work and pensions committee says employers force workers into bogus self-employment and free-ride on welfare state.
Scrapping payments to wealthiest 5% to 10% would allow government to give more to people in greater need, says thinktank.
Government should move away from ‘triple lock’ guarantee, says work and pensions select committee.
Women and equalities committee makes claim after ministers reject proposals aimed at helping women back into workforce.
Resolution Foundation says inflation, welfare cuts and squeeze on pay will punish least well-off hardest.
Employment minister says buildings are underused as people increasingly claim benefits online.
Unison says an expected £2.4 billion 'surplus' in business taxes should be used to help ease the adult social care crisis in England.
John McDonnell will use speech to say Philip Hammond should scrap planned benefit cuts in upcoming autumn statement.
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