Welfare

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English councils handing huge extra care bills to disabled and mentally ill adults
Charities draw up list of charges they describe as ‘care tax’ resulting from national underfunding

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

08, Apr, 2021 @12:52 PM

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Raise benefits to curb UK crisis in mental health, expert urges
Sir Michael Marmot says ‘uncaring’ system must be made more generous to bridge growing gap in health inequality

Michael Savage

21, Mar, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Tory-run councils more likely to cut local welfare schemes, says study
Analysis in England after 2013 austerity reforms finds 23% of Tory councils abolished schemes entirely

Patrick Butler

16, Mar, 2021 @5:08 PM

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Post-Covid Britain needs a new social guarantee | Anna Coote and Neal Lawson
Ensuring everyone has decent public services and a guaranteed income could transform the UK after the pandemic, say researchers Anna Coote and Neal Lawson

Anna Coote and Neal Lawson

11, Mar, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Family of man who starved to death after benefits cut lose case against DWP
Family may appeal in case of mentally ill 57-year-old whose death in 2018 led to new benefits guidelines

Patrick Butler Social policy editor

04, Mar, 2021 @7:29 PM

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Rishi Sunak defends budget amid claim it will plunge 500,000 more people into poverty – politics live
Royal College of Nursing says government ‘dangerously out of touch’ with nursing staff, NHS workers and the public

Andrew Sparrow

04, Mar, 2021 @6:20 PM

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How the language of meritocracy has transformed Britain’s politics | Anand Menon and Alan Wager
New research suggests that ideas about hard work and equal opportunity are firmly entrenched, say The UK in a Changing Europe’s Anand Menon and Alan Wager

Anand Menon and Alan Wager

04, Mar, 2021 @1:59 PM

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Lawyers to argue for mother and baby's right to Healthy Start in UK
Exclusive: Scheme aiming to reduce child poverty and health inequalities excludes some of poorest families

Diane Taylor

01, Mar, 2021 @11:19 AM

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Becontree centenary: residents mark century of London estate
Residents take part in Becontree Forever project which promises to ‘celebrate estate’s radical past and reimagine future’

Helen Pidd

01, Mar, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Can a new Beveridge fix a broken welfare state?
Letters: Readers respond to John Harris’s article about how the coronavirus pandemic has exposed the weaknesses of Britain’s welfare structures

Letters

24, Feb, 2021 @6:32 PM

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Labour needs a new blueprint for the future like Beveridge’s | Letter
Letter: Keir Starmer must show much greater vision to reclaim lost Labour voters, just as Attlee did in 1945, writes Neil Wynn

Letters

22, Feb, 2021 @5:29 PM

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UK homeless deaths rise by more than a third in a year, study finds
The Dying Homeless Project reveals nearly 1,000 unhoused people died across the country in 2020

Clea Skopeliti

22, Feb, 2021 @12:01 AM

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