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An eight-year-old girl has written a heartfelt letter to a Labour MP about her family's poverty, raising new concerns about the cost of living in the process.
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The government's benefit cap will struggle to meet its aims of encouraging people into work and saving taxpayers' money, a report suggests.
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The Left appears to think welfare reform is sacrilegious – but to the dismay of hand-wringing commentators, those trapped on benefits take a very different view
I was seven years old when I first discovered that I was a thief.
The government's plans to reform disability benefits will penalise deaf children, according to a leading charity.
Let's start with an obvious, though rarely admitted, truth. Under any welfare system as large as ours, there will be hard cases, unintended consequences, anomalies at both ends of the scale.
Unions are looking at calling the first general strike since 1926, which could lead to six million workers out on the picket line.
David Orr, chief executive of the National Housing Federation, says he is "enthusiastic about 'making work pay'" but can see "transition problems" when it comes to benefit changes.
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The government has labelled the 20-year-old disability living allowance outdated, but its proposed replacement has not been widely welcomed. Social affairs editor Jackie Long explains the changes.
Thousands of civil servants are set to take part in a "long weekend" of walkouts over cuts to pay, pensions and conditions.
Hundreds of families have been forced to leave their cherished pets at animal shelters since the hated tax was brought in
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Report in Mass Dissent by Peter Wagner on a 'Disability and the State' panel discussion at The Rebellious Law Conference in 2000.
An internal document drawn up by Unite, Britain’s biggest union, says it would be “desirable” to protest against Government cuts
The claim by a wealthy British politician this week that he could live on just a few pounds a day is reigniting debate over how much welfare support governments should provide for the poor.
Dominic Raab MP raises concerns about an interview that led to a petition urging the Work and Pensions Secretary to live off £53.
A Conservative MP has made a formal complaint to the BBC after it emerged that a market trader who challenged Iain Duncan Smith to live on £53 a week is receiving three times that amount himself.
I can see why people might want to make Iain Duncan Smith live on a £53-a-week salary — but I can’t help wondering what it would achieve.
MPs today urged the Department for Work and Pensions to re-examine the impact of the 'bedroom tax', warning that the Housing Benefit reductions could hit divorced parents and disabled people.
What’s going on?As we report today, Mick and Mairead Philpott have “lied, play-acted and sought to connive their way out of responsibility for their six children’s deaths”.
30 years of widening inequality stoked by post-2010 rhetoric have built a Tory Narnia riven by distrust. It doesn't have to be like this
A hospital set up a makeshift tent to treat casualty patients amid a deepening crisis in emergency services across the country.