Benefits

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DWP deducting on average £80 a month from Scottish families on UC
Exclusive: Report finds struggling families are having on average 10% of monthly income deducted to cover debt

Libby Brooks Scotland correspondent

28, Nov, 2022 @12:01 AM

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BT asks ministers to help pay for low-cost broadband for poorest customers
Critics say telecoms firms such as BT – which made £1.9bn profit last year – can afford to keep customers on benefits connected

Mark Sweney

27, Nov, 2022 @4:23 PM

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How the budget affects you: who are the real winners and losers?
Our experts dissect who will really gain from Jeremy Hunt’s ‘compassionate’ autumn statement

Shane Hickey

21, Nov, 2022 @9:00 AM

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They said we would ‘build back better’ after Covid. What breathtaking deceit | John Harris
Instead of rewarding us for our suffering, Jeremy Hunt and Rishi Sunak are offering nothing but more hardship, says Guardian columnist John Harris

John Harris

20, Nov, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Not every poor person is on benefits, so where’s their lump sum for energy bills? | Torsten Bell
Those earning as little as a £1 too much will miss out on Jeremy Hunt’s £900 to ease the pain after the price cap is lifted

Torsten Bell

20, Nov, 2022 @10:30 AM

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Cost of living crisis: could taking in a lodger help you pay your bills?
Renting out a room may bring in extra cash and offer someone an affordable home but here’s what you need to know

Laura Whateley

19, Nov, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Jeremy Hunt says he has not ‘ducked difficult decisions’ as OBR says living standards growth wiped out – as it happened
Chancellor denies postponing financial pain as fiscal watchdog’s figures show eight years of income growth wiped out

Harry Taylor (now); Andrew Sparrow and Graeme Wearden (earlier)

17, Nov, 2022 @8:45 PM

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What Jeremy Hunt’s autumn statement means for you
From income tax changes to help with the cost of living crisis, all you need to know about the chancellor’s changes

Zoe Wood

17, Nov, 2022 @3:28 PM

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Benefits rise brings relief but stark warning from poverty campaigners
Analysts warn millions still face winter crisis despite Hunt’s decision to increase benefits in line with inflation

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

17, Nov, 2022 @2:33 PM

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Autumn statement: which tax rises and spending cuts are most likely?
The potential impact of the chancellor’s various options and which ones we think he will pursue

Peter Walker and Phillip Inman

12, Nov, 2022 @6:00 AM

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‘It would mean so much’: parents on the need to expand free school meals
Experts say 800,000 pupils in poverty in England are excluded from free lunches. Parents and a teacher tell us what this means to them

Clea Skopeliti

11, Nov, 2022 @3:32 PM

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The Guardian view on insecure Britain: poverty makes people ill | Editorial
Editorial: Politicians must act on the clear connection between financial vulnerability and poor mental health

Editorial

10, Nov, 2022 @7:02 PM

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