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Tory cuts will leave millions of families ‘permanently worse off’, says think tank

Fifteen-year income squeeze could leave families £1,200 a year worse off by 2025.

Government ‘neglect’ pushing unpaid carers into poverty, exhaustion and total despair

'Exhausted' unpaid family carers demand better support from the social care system.

Tories reject petition signed by 120,000 people demanding fairer disability benefits

Petition calls for the £20 a week uplift to Universal Credit to be extended to legacy benefits.

DWP must allow disabled students to claim Universal Credit, court rules

Disabled student wins right to be considered for Universal Credit.

Poor hit by fallout of Covid driven into extreme hardship – but the rich get richer

Fears grow around the widening of social inequalities in the wake of the Covid pandemic.

DWP apologises after publishing personal details of more than 6,000 disability claimants

DWP data breach is being investigated the Information Commissioner.

Cross-party leaders join forces in call to halt Universal Credit cuts

Cross-party leaders call for the £20 a week up-lift to Universal Credit to be made permanent and extended to legacy benefits.

Call to end Universal Credit wait after huge surge in household debt and foodbank use

Tories urged to scrap the five week wait for Universal Credit and strengthen welfare protections.

Food banks report huge surge in demand for food parcels amid Covid pandemic

Trussell Trust reports that it has already helped more than a million people affected by the Covid pandemic.

Family of disabled woman who took own life after benefits stopped given permission for second inquest

DWP made multiple errors in how it treated Jodey Whiting.

Government must do more to help young people hit by unemployment, say experts

Latest ONS figures show a huge increase in the number of unemployed young people.

Scrap benefit sanctions for the mentally ill, report says

Report finds that benefits conditionality is counter-productive and causes emmense distress for the mentally ill.

Second Tory U-turn on free school meals welcomed by Rashford but over a million kids will still go hungry

Tories forced into yet another humiliating U-turn on free school meals after heroic campaign by Marcus Rashford.

Rishi Sunak’s next U-turn must be to make the £20 Universal Credit uplift permanent, says SNP

SNP also say the £20 a week increase to Universal Credit should be extended to all legacy benefits.

Labour calls for new ban on evictions and repossessions ahead of Covid lockdown

Shadow Housing Secretary says "it is essential that renters and homeowners have re-assurance that they will be safe in their homes."

Suspension of Universal Credit ‘minimum income floor’ extended for six months

Support for the self-employed to continue for a further six months.

Coronavirus: UK facing a ‘perfect storm of awfulness’ if welfare support isn’t improved

Boris Johnson's own former homelessness adviser warns of an impending winter crisis.

Coronavirus: Tories warned not to cut Universal Credit support for the self-employed

Reintroduction of the ‘Minimum Income Floor’ could see the self-employed losing thousands of pounds each year.

UK facing a ‘jobs crisis for disabled people’, charity warns

Employers are reluctant to hire disabled people during the Covid pandemic.

Anger after Tory MP claims ‘food parcels are sold or traded for drugs’

Another Tory MP claimed school meal vouchers were "effectively" a cash payment to brothels and drug dealers.

REVEALED: Tories’ secret plot to spy on benefit claimant’s bank accounts

Move likened to the encroachment to the "big brother state".

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