Tax credits

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Cost of living: how the payments affect people in various scenarios
From low-income families to pensioners, we look at what the payments mean depending on circumstances

Hilary Osborne

26, May, 2022 @3:36 PM

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Halt shift to universal credit to protect vulnerable Britons, charities demand
Open letter to work and pensions secretary Thérèse Coffey calls for suspension of ‘managed migration’ from other benefits

Michael Savage Policy Editor

07, May, 2022 @9:00 PM

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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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Sunak launches third UK budget in nine days – and the most crucial
Latest emergency coronavirus package poses three huge questions: is it well targeted, is it enough and is it in time?

Larry Elliott

20, Mar, 2020 @6:13 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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Million universal credit households ‘do not get full entitlement’
Deductions to cover loans are forcing many to turn to food banks

Chaminda Jayanetti

23, Nov, 2019 @5:19 PM

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End two-child benefits limit, say cross-party MPs
Commons work and pensions committee urges move after hearing extensive evidence of hardship

Michael Savage

03, Nov, 2019 @12:11 AM

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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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Summer holidays: how to get help with the childcare costs
Government schemes cover more than nursery fees – they can also help pay for some camps and clubs

Rupert Jones

13, Jul, 2019 @8:30 AM

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Gordon Brown: I didn't think I'd see child poverty again in my lifetime
Ex-chancellor’s tax credits started to erase problem – but universal credit reverses trend

Larry Elliott

14, Dec, 2018 @12:45 PM

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Unlike the royals, the poor mustn’t be allowed to breed like rabbits | Kevin McKenna
The Scottish Tories’ views on tax credits are nowhere near Dickensian enough

Kevin McKenna

28, Oct, 2018 @5:04 AM

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Poorest families to lose out on £210 a year owing to benefits cap
Resolution Foundation analysis shows freeze imposed in 2015 is hitting low-income households with children

Heather Stewart and Richard Partington

13, Oct, 2018 @6:00 AM

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