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Labour spells out welfare plans

Labour spells out welfare plans

Parents of children aged three who are part of a workless household and over should get themselves work ready by attending regular interviews in Job Centres and undertaking training, according to Labour leader Ed Miliband.…

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Universal credit pilot launched

Universal credit pilot launched

A small pilot scheme for Universal Credit begins today in Ashton-under-Lyne, but it will only involve single people.…

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Benefits cap introduced

Benefits cap introduced

A benefit cap comes into effect in four London boroughs today and limits benefits claims for families to £500 a week while below inflation rises in banefits and tax credits are also introduced.…

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Poorest working families 'miss out' on extra childcare support

Poorest working families 'miss out' on extra childcare support

The poorest families will miss out on extra childcare support announced in the Budget because they earn too little to pay tax, according to the Resolution Foundation think tank.…

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Report predicts decade of squeeze for middle and low income families

Report predicts decade of squeeze for middle and low income families

Britain’s low to middle income families may have to wait a decade before their living standards return to pre-recession levels, according to a report by the Resolution Foundation.…

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