State benefits

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UK pensions shortfall is ‘tip of the iceberg’, says former minister
Steve Webb says IT and human errors are systemic and may also affect tax credits and universal credit

Amelia Hill

22, Sep, 2021 @5:43 PM

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Tending to the homeless was a rare Covid success. We’re failing again | Barbara Ellen
The arguments for bringing back the Everyone In scheme are greater than ever

Barbara Ellen

07, Nov, 2020 @6:00 PM

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Britain's 18-year-olds are being given a reminder of Labour's fight against poverty | Polly Toynbee
The first child trust funds are maturing, helping to show how life might have been if such benefits hadn’t been shut down, says Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee

Polly Toynbee

03, Sep, 2020 @3:38 PM

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No bonanza for disabled teenagers barred from accessing child trust funds | Letter
Letters: From September young people turning 18 will start to receive payments from ‘baby bonds’ – but, writes Andrew Turner, those with mental capacity issues will be unable to take control of their money


27, Aug, 2020 @4:58 PM

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£9bn bonanza begins as child trust funds come of age
Next month sees the first raft of an estimated 5.5 million teenagers receiving a pot of cash from a ‘baby bond’. And it couldn’t come at a better time

Rupert Jones

22, Aug, 2020 @7:00 AM

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White household income in UK 63% higher than black households, ONS finds
Study shows gulf in income inequality widening further as result of Covid-19 pandemic

Patrick Collinson

23, Jun, 2020 @4:19 PM

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State intervention may be back, but don't assume neoliberalism is dead | Alex Doherty
The intention of government policies is to return to ‘normal’ as soon as possible, says Alex Doherty, host of the Politics Theory Other podcast

Alex Doherty

16, May, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Poorest 20% of Britons no better off than in 2004, says ONS
Emphasis on boosting minimum wage while cutting benefits seems to have left low-income families worse off

Phillip Inman

05, Mar, 2020 @7:57 PM

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Why poverty has become the scourge of those in work | Larry Elliott
Zero-hours contracts and under-employment have slowed UK pay rises while housing is too dear for the low paid

Larry Elliott

09, Feb, 2020 @11:30 AM

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‘Not fit for purpose’: tax glitch putting pensions of self-employed at risk
Accountant says HMRC did nothing to fix national insurance issue in self-assessment system

Lucy Mansfield

25, Jan, 2020 @8:30 AM

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Call to freeze tax and NI thresholds in £45bn assault on poverty
Fabian Society sets out five-year plan to end in-work poverty

Larry Elliott Economics editor

05, Nov, 2019 @3:14 PM

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Government urged to scrap 'nasty' two-child limit on benefits
Figures show nearly 600,000 children are adversely affected by policy

Patrick Butler Social policy editor

31, Jul, 2019 @11:47 AM

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