This Week's News
The UK is heading towards the bottom of the OECD league table for spending on adult social care, a leading think tank has warned.
The case of a 50-year old man who took his own life after his disability benefits were axed has been described by a coroner's inquest as "truly tragic".
ONS figures show a 151% rise in 'excess winter deaths' in England and Wales in 2014/15, which represents the biggest yearly increase since 1999/00.
Sally Davies’ report says children of obese women may develop health problems, and warns pregnancy is not a time to eat for two.
A new report shows that benefit sanctions are hitting vulnerable people hardest, with many forced to sleep rough and go hungry.
Prime minister signals flexible stance over mooted four-year ban after meeting Polish PM and opposition from other EU states.
Problem debt is quickly becoming the 'new normal' for millions of families across the UK, according to a major new report.
Official figures reveal that less than 12% of homes sold under Right to Buy have been replaced since April 2012.
The consultation will look at how the use of aids and appliances is accounted for during assessments for Personal Independence Payment.
Benefit payments may be stopped if low-income working people on Universal Credit do not increase their pay or hours.
People in the 'unemployment' group of housing benefit recipients account for just 10% of claimants in 2013/14, ONS figures show.
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.
Thousands have signed a petition calling on the government to reverse its decision to scrap child poverty targets.
Slashing disability benefits will impoverish disabled people and push them further away from employment, according to a damning new report.
Critics claim work incentives will be undermined by Universal Credit cuts introduced in the summer budget.
The charity says struggling families are facing stark choices between eating and heating over the festive period.
Parents cutting back on food and clothing due to benefit reforms lead to adverse impacts and material hardship for children, researchers find.
Senior Labour moderate sets out string of proposals including property wealth tax, universal free childcare and reversal of cuts to inheritance tax.