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Nicola Sturgeon tells Scottish parliament she wants to hold second independence referendum next October – as it happened
Scottish first minister tells MSPs she won’t allow ‘Scottish democracy to be a prisoner of Boris Johnson’

Andrew Sparrow

28, Jun, 2022 @5:03 PM

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Where is Labour’s plan to tackle poverty? | Letter
Letter: Prof Mike Stein agrees with Gordon Brown that this government has plunged many into extreme poverty – but says Labour should spell out what it would do to reverse this


22, Jun, 2022 @5:23 PM

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Man paralysed from neck down ‘not eligible’ for night-time care
Simon Shaw from south London has been receiving funding under NHS continuing healthcare for people with serious health conditions

Rosie Taylor

19, Jun, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Should I still work from home if I’m sick? We ask an expert
Can workplace ‘presenteeism’ put people at increased risk of sickness and depression? Academic Alison Collins weighs up the evidence

Coco Khan

17, Jun, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Dad had no idea what was going on at his DWP assessment. Still, he was declared ‘fit to work’ and our benefits stopped | Siobhan
I’m a carer for my dad. It took a year to appeal the decision – so we ended up at the food bank, says Siobhan


16, Jun, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Cruel Tory ideology that leaves us all poorer | Letters
Letters: Brian Woolland on the hypocritical policies that are destroying public services and Jane Reid on the suffering caused by the two-child benefits cap


02, Jun, 2022 @4:57 PM

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Cost of living payments for millions as Sunak announces windfall tax on oil and gas profits – as it happened
Chancellor says ‘energy profits levy’ will be temporary but will raise around £5bn

Andrew Sparrow

26, May, 2022 @5:03 PM

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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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What are the cost of living payments – and how much can you get?
Sunak has announced new measures to combat rising household bills. Here’s what you can expect

Hilary Osborne

26, May, 2022 @2:30 PM

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Rishi Sunak to announce windfall tax on energy firms
One-off levy to fund support package amid cost of living crisis which could include increase in benefits

Alex Lawson, Jessica Elgot, Richard Partington and Aubrey Allegretti

26, May, 2022 @8:09 AM

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Iain Duncan Smith calls for benefits to rise in line with inflation
Tory MP says immediate increase in universal credit would provide ‘shield’ against cost of living crisis

Jane Clinton

21, May, 2022 @2:31 PM

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Why the UK’s dire rates of sick pay bode ill for the economy
Only the US and South Korea take less care of those off work ill. Experts call it ‘reckless and counterproductive’

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

14, May, 2022 @3:00 PM

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