Welfare

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‘Unconscionable’ universal credit cut breaks human rights law, says UN envoy
Poverty rapporteur says removal of £20 a week uplift based on ‘very ill-informed understanding’ of impact

Patrick Butler Social policy editor

16, Sep, 2021 @3:00 AM

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Universal credit cut is a cruel blow for the poor | Letters
Letters: The planned abolition of the £20 uplift is the latest attack on claimants caught in an unfair benefits system, says Mark Newbury. Plus letters from Jane Middleton and Manuela Gonnermann

Letters

15, Sep, 2021 @4:32 PM

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We have much to learn from Nordic states when it comes to childcare | Letter
Letter: Working parents are supported by properly funded services staffed by well-paid educators, writes Peter Moss

Letters

15, Sep, 2021 @4:29 PM

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Starmer’s caution has been politically disastrous – can he change course? | Frances Ryan
This year’s party conference may be the Labour leader’s last chance to offer a real alternative, says Guardian columnist Frances Ryan

Frances Ryan

15, Sep, 2021 @8:00 AM

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‘Why am I still being punished?’: how a 1996 law makes it harder for former drug felons to get food in the US
Some states have still been using versions of the welfare reform clause that imposes lifetime bans on assistance for the formerly incarcerated

Brian Osgood in Los Angeles

13, Sep, 2021 @10:45 AM

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Nearly 70,000 may die waiting for adult social care before Johnson plan kicks in
Exclusive: Labour says analysis exposes ‘gaping flaw’ in PM’s plan to resolve social care crisis

Aubrey Allegretti Political correspondent

12, Sep, 2021 @6:00 PM

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Rightwing media hang Boris Johnson out to dry on social care
The prime minister’s usual allies in the press have turned on the burdensome funding of his reforms

Vanessa Thorpe

12, Sep, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Labour urges Rishi Sunak to scrap planned cut to universal credit
Chancellor would be responsible for biggest benefit cut in history of welfare state, says Jonathan Reynolds

Heather Stewart Political editor

11, Sep, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Ending universal credit boost will hit sickest areas the hardest, study shows
New research finds scrapping the £1,000-a-year benefit uplift will ‘trigger mental illness and poorer health’ for thousands

Patrick Butler and Heather Stewart

09, Sep, 2021 @11:01 PM

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No 10 denies French claim Patel engaging in ‘financial blackmail’ over migrant boats – as it happened
French interior minister Gérald Darmanin says proposal is contrary to the law of the sea

Andrew Sparrow

09, Sep, 2021 @4:09 PM

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Nearly 300,000 on adult social care ‘waiting lists’ in England
Delays starkly demonstrate funding and staffing pressures in sector, say local authority care chiefs

Patrick Butler Social policy editor

08, Sep, 2021 @3:38 PM

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Nadhim Zahawi ‘not comfortable’ with breaking manifesto promises
Minister’s comments come as PM prepares to announce rise in NI contributions to fund social care

Jamie Grierson

07, Sep, 2021 @7:24 AM

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