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Covid pandemic could lead to tens of thousands more liver disease cases in 2021

The British Liver Trust is calling for every person in the UK to consider their liver health.

Foodbank use in Scotland triples in seven years

The number of food parcels handed out by Trussell Trust has tripled in just seven years.

Tories must scrap ‘debt-inducing’ five week Universal Credit wait in New Year

Scrapping the five week wait and advance payment loans under Universal Credit must be a priority in 2021, say SNP.

Scrap benefit sanctions for Christmas and for good, say SNP

SNP say the "punitive" benefit sanctions regime is "punishing the poor" and should be scrapped.

Disabled woman in court win over ‘discriminatory’ council care charges

Norfolk County Council’s decision to increase a severely disabled woman's care charges was discriminatory, judge rules.

1 in 5 UK children may not get a Christmas present this year

"Our government has a duty to provide an inclusive economy for all, which includes reforming and fixing our social security system."

Rough sleeping crisis ‘just the tip of the iceberg’ of poverty and destitution, warn Labour

Boris Johnson urged to tackle a looming crisis in rough sleeping this Christmas.

Tories pinch £500 ‘thank you’ benefit payment from NHS workers

DWP "must U-turn on its plans to cut benefits for NHS and social care workers."

Number of Scottish families hit by the Tory benefits cap soars by 188%

Number of Scottish households hit the benefits cap has risen to more than 5,000.

Two-child benefit limit a ‘significant factor’ in women’s decisions to abort pregnancy

Women forced to choose between motherhood and financial security.

SNP Conference: £100 Million ‘winter fund’ to help low-income households

Pledge includes a £100 payment for families of children in receipt of free school meals.

SNP Conference: Free year-round breakfasts and lunches for all primary school students

SNP unveil plan to provide free breakfasts and lunches for all primary school kids in Scotland.

DWP announce Covid tier system for Jobcentres – how will yours be affected?

Jobcentres to remain open but services and requirements on claimants may differ.

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.

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