Benefits

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Left high and dry by a climbing sunseeker | Brief letters
Brief letters: Child poverty | Royal coverage | Washing lines | Wordplay | International Women’s Day

Letters

07, Mar, 2021 @6:05 PM

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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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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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Sunak goes long on support for jobs – but says little about NHS or inequality
Analysis: Not quite the ‘same old Tories’, but ‘levelling up’ clearly has a narrow meaning for the chancellor

Heather Stewart Political editor

03, Mar, 2021 @6:52 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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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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A third of claims since universal credit began made during pandemic
Charities say new figures show £20-a-week Covid benefit top-up should be extended beyond March

Ben Quinn

23, Feb, 2021 @5:51 PM

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Labour urges Rishi Sunak to extend Covid self-isolation payments
Chancellor must expand support scheme or risk fourth national lockdown, Anneliese Dodds warns

Jessica Elgot

21, Feb, 2021 @10:30 PM

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Louise Casey: 'Are we ever going to create a Britain for everyone?'
The former homelessness tsar thinks we need big, radical reform to tackle hunger, rough sleeping and poverty. And she has a plan

Rachel Cooke

21, Feb, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Three-quarters of Tory voters back big increase in pay for self-isolating
Polling reveals support across the political divide for receiving full wage while off work because of Covid

Michael Savage Policy editor

20, Feb, 2021 @2:13 PM

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One in six new universal credit claimants forced to skip meals
Claimants report struggling to pay bills or put any money aside amid coronavirus crisis

Patrick Butler Social policy editor

19, Feb, 2021 @12:01 AM

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Keir Starmer's post-Covid plan for Britain – the key points
Analysis: Labour leader emphasised tackling inequality, but also partnership with business

Peter Walker Political correspondent

18, Feb, 2021 @2:33 PM

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