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"Block cut to benefits and tax credits" coalition of trade unions, charities and faith groups tell Scotland's MPs in joint letter

21 January 2013

200,000 more children to be pushed into poverty by government bill

17 January 2013
The government has revealed in answer to a parliamentary question that 200,000 children will be pushed into relative income poverty by its bill to cut social security benefits and tax credits in real terms.

John Dickie: Bill's bogus claims offend

09 January 2013

Welfare Benefits Uprating Bill: Commons second reading

08 January 2013
MPs this afternoon have been debating the Welfare Benefits Uprating Bill, at its second reading.

CPAG publishes report on benefits uprating bill

07 January 2013
A new report reveals that the government’s welfare benefit uprating legislation is based on bogus claims and is a poverty-producing bill that will further exclude the poorest workers, jobseekers, carers and disabled people from the mainstream of society.

Young people's thoughts on child poverty policy

20 December 2012
Five groups of young people from some of the most deprived neighbourhoods in England have produced their own local area child poverty strategies.

Autumn Statement: New cuts hit children in working and out of work families

05 December 2012
Despite all the talk, working families are once again at the front of the queue for spending cuts.

Autumn Statement: No short-changing of strivers or making poor pay for missed growth

05 December 2012
Today's Autumn Statement by the Chancellor is expected to contain a number of announcements affecting low income families.

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03 December 2012
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Campaigners & experts warn more benefit cuts would be a tragedy

02 December 2012
The lead story in Monday's Independent is an open letter signed by more than 50 charities, trade unions and academics warning against more benefit cuts in this week's Autumn Statement.