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PM pledges to ‘leave no stone unturned’ in review of Arthur Labinjo-Hughes’ death
Robert Halfon, who chairs education select committee, accuses services and authorities of ‘dramatic failure’

Richard Adams and Patrick Butler

04, Dec, 2021 @5:45 AM

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How much did lockdown help Arthur Labinjo-Hughes’ killers escape notice?
Analysis: review into murder of Solihull six-year-old will focus on how crimes against him were not picked up sooner

Patrick Butler Social policy editor

03, Dec, 2021 @4:53 PM

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Charities watchdog set to be led by poetry and finance specialist
Nadine Dorries promotes Forward Arts Foundation trustee Martin Thomas for politically sensitive role

Patrick Butler Social policy editor

02, Dec, 2021 @6:28 PM

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At least 688 people died homeless in England and Wales in 2020
Small fall due to emergency lockdown shelter but experts say ‘deeply distressing’ figures could be underestimation

Patrick Butler Social policy editor

01, Dec, 2021 @1:29 PM

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Mayor’s Fund for London reports Naomi Campbell’s charity over debt of £50,000
Regulator to investigate Fashion for Relief after charity for young Londoners says promised sum never paid

Patrick Butler Social policy editor

27, Nov, 2021 @9:59 PM

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Naomi Campbell’s fashion charity investigated over finances
Regulator examines potential mismanagement at Fashion for Relief and payments to trustee

Patrick Butler Social policy editor

27, Nov, 2021 @9:57 PM

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One in 10 UK families will struggle to cover basics this winter, charity finds
Citizens Advice calls for government action to help the 3m households hit by a cost of living crunch

Patrick Butler Social policy editor

25, Nov, 2021 @12:01 AM

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PMQs: Starmer attacks Johnson over social care plans as Tories insist prime minister is not losing grip – as it happened
Prime minister answers questions in Commons after Dominic Raab says PM’s faltering speech to CBI was ‘Tiggerish’

Andrew Sparrow

24, Nov, 2021 @5:23 PM

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Vulnerable children unable to access help due to austerity, says inquiry
Lords report says problems for 1m youngsters escalated because of the lack of services able to intervene early

Patrick Butler Social policy editor

19, Nov, 2021 @12:01 AM

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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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Universal credit claimants were sent unlawful demands to repay, says charity
People who claimed during suspension of face-to-face checks told to return thousands of pounds, says CPAG

Patrick Butler

13, Nov, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Debt advice shake-up in England could reduce face-to-face help
Funding is increasing but most of it will go to call centres, with cash for local services halved

Patrick Butler Social policy editor

08, Nov, 2021 @11:45 AM

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