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Uprating benefits inline with inflation ‘crucial’ to helping 10 million families with cost of living crisis

"Surging food prices have driven a return to double-digit inflation across Britain."

Fuel poverty could hit 11million households as protesters gather at Downing Street

Petition signed by more than 600,000 people calls for a 'universal basic energy allowance'.

National Insurance gains wiped out if benefits don’t rise inline with inflation

New research reveals the magnitude of income losses employees in various occupations will experience.

Cost of Living: Call for ‘solidarity tax’ on higher earners

Those with the “broadest shoulders should be asked to carry the highest burden."

Universal Credit rules limit training opportunities, report says

Universal Credit conditionality is often at odds with the government's 'levelling up' aspirations, report says.

‘Flawed’ Universal Credit rules mean thousands miss out on cost of living payments

Thousands of households on Universal Credit are being "unfairly excluded from this much-needed payment". says SNP MP.

Benefit claimants hit by a ‘perfect storm’ during cost of living crisis

The last few years have been extremely tough for low-income households.

Ukrainian refugees given ‘immediate’ access to welfare benefits

They would have been subject to the Habitual Residence Test, requiring them to wait up to three months.

35,000 more families face benefits cap trap next year, analysis shows

Thousands face missing out on next year's higher than normal benefits uprating.

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Fuel poverty could hit 11million households as protesters gather at Downing Street

Petition signed by more than 600,000 people calls for a 'universal basic energy allowance'.

National Insurance gains wiped out if benefits don’t rise inline with inflation

New research reveals the magnitude of income losses employees in various occupations will experience.

Cost of Living: Call for ‘solidarity tax’ on higher earners

Those with the “broadest shoulders should be asked to carry the highest burden."

Carers plunged into debt and unable to afford food, charity says

Government urged to increase the financial support available to unpaid family carers.
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