Thérèse Coffey

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Covid: Javid says snog who you like under mistletoe, contradicting Coffey
As Home Office staff are told to curtail Christmas parties, ministers are accused of mixed messaging

Jessica Elgot, Alexandra Topping and Aubrey Allegretti

02, Dec, 2021 @7:52 PM

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Ministers ‘lost control of universal credit fraud in Covid crisis’
MPs say £8.3bn overpaid in 2020-21 due to fraud and errors, nearly double previous year’s total

Patrick Butler Social policy editor

17, Nov, 2021 @12:01 AM

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Inflation leaves ministers starved of funds despite budget handouts
Analysis: only the NHS is getting a decent rise in spending; justice and transport are both facing steep real-terms cuts relative to 2010

Phillip Inman

29, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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UK Covid: over 50,000 cases reported for first time since July as Johnson rejects calls to move to ‘plan B’ – as it happened
Latest updates: infections in UK at highest level since July but prime minister says ‘we are within the parameters of what the predictions were’

Andrew Sparrow

21, Oct, 2021 @4:42 PM

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Gordon Brown: universal credit cut ‘vindictive and indefensible’
Ex-PM writes in Guardian that with prices of basics set to ‘rocket’, £20 a week cut is illogical and callous

Peter Walker Political correspondent

22, Sep, 2021 @12:00 PM

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The Guardian view on benefit cuts: the fight against poverty is on | Editorial
Editorial: A U-turn on the £20 universal credit cut is unlikely. But a new battle to protect low-income households has begun

Editorial

14, Sep, 2021 @6:12 PM

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UK Covid: jabbing 12- to 15-year-olds will reduce impact of school disruption on children’s mental health – Whitty
Chris Whitty says disruption ‘extraordinarily difficult for children’ and informed decision to recommend vaccinating 12- to 15-year olds

Andrew Sparrow

13, Sep, 2021 @5:33 PM

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Thérèse Coffey accused of getting universal credit figures wrong
Cut of £20 is more than two hours’ work and Coffey ‘either knows she’s lying or shouldn’t be in job’, says Angela Rayner

Peter Walker Political correspondent

13, Sep, 2021 @11:32 AM

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Suspending the pensions triple lock is bad news for young people | Craig Berry
A one-off boost to pensions now isn’t unfair if it means greater security in retirement for generations to come, says economist Craig Berry

Craig Berry

07, Sep, 2021 @3:15 PM

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Pensions triple lock to be suspended next year, government says
Work and pensions secretary tells MPs temporary move will prevent a hike in payments of 8%

Heather Stewart Political editor

07, Sep, 2021 @1:59 PM

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Universal credit £20 top-up will end this autumn, MPs are told
Work and pensions minister Thérèse Coffey confirms decision despite criticism from senior Tories

Patrick Butler Social policy editor

07, Jul, 2021 @3:51 PM

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The Guardian view on universal credit: the penny-pinchers are wrong | Editorial
Editorial: Six Tory former welfare secretaries think the pandemic benefits increase should stay. The prime minister should listen to them

Editorial

06, Jul, 2021 @5:39 PM

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