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Myths about generous benefits mask the truth of Tory Britain: shamefully low taxes for the rich

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This week, a member of the Tory-voting audience in the BBC leadership debate said the following: “I’m really happy the government have basically contributed towards universal credit and people on benefits, but I’m a s...

The Guardian view on diplomacy in the Middle East: friends with what benefits?

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The impact of Russia’s war in Ukraine continues to ripple across the globe. The primary driver of the flurry of diplomatic activity in the Middle East is the military conflict raging thousands of miles away. Vladimir ...

Sixty-three-year-old jobseeker forced to make 250km round trip to keep welfare benefits

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A 63-year-old woman from regional South Australia needs to make a 250km round trip to meet her mutual obligations and keep her benefits under the new $1.5bn-a-year Workforce Australia program. Michelle*, who lives in ...

Five-month disability benefits delay causing hardship, says Citizens Advice

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Hundreds of thousands of disabled and chronically ill people in the UK are missing out on cash payments worth up to £157 a week because bureaucratic delays have driven up processing times for disability benefit claims...

Republican states trying to ban abortion expand health benefits for new mothers

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A number of Republican-led states that are moving to ban abortion are, at the same time, extending health insurance benefits to new mothers, professing to support “women in crisis”. As the US supreme court prepares to...

UK doctors with long Covid say they have been denied disability benefits

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Doctors who worked on the frontline during the pandemic and have been left with long Covid say they have been denied financial support by the UK government, with some left with little option but to sell their house. M...

Rewilding, or just a greenwashed land grab? It all depends on who benefits

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Few environmental ventures have captured the popular imagination quite like rewilding. For decades, campaigners have been clamouring for the restoration of natural ecosystems as an urgent response to climate breakdown...

Does turmeric’s reputation translate into real health benefits?

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While Kamal Patel was probing through the reams of user data on examine.com – a website that calls itself “the internet’s largest database of nutrition and supplement research” – before a planned revamp later this yea...

Rishi Sunak says technical problems stopped him raising benefits more

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Rishi Sunak has claimed he was prevented from raising benefits more at the spring statement because of the old computer system used by the Department for Work and Pensions. Acknowledging that technical problems “sound...

UK politics: Sunak should ‘come clean’ on whether family benefits from firm investing in Russia, says Starmer – live

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Latest updates: Starmer says it is legitimate to ask questions about investment held by chancellor’s wife Akshata Murthy

DfT says rail benefits to come 10 years early amid fury over cuts to HS2 scheme

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Faster train journeys will be delivered up to 10 years sooner than planned, the government has insisted amid anger over an expected decision to axe key schemes. The Department for Transport (DfT) said its Integrated R...

UK university staff to strike over cuts to pension benefits

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Strikes are set to take place at dozens of universities across the UK, potentially before Christmas, after University and College Union members backed industrial action over cuts to their pensions. UCU announced that ...

Before my sister died, I promised her I’d hold Britain’s benefits system to account

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In the grounds of a mental health hospital my sister, Philippa Day, looked at me with tear-filled eyes and told me that the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)’s actions would kill her, and that when they did she w...

What is agroforestry – and what are the environmental benefits?

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Scan editions of the Complete Oxford English Dictionary from late last century and you will search in vain for the word “agroforestry”. Only the most recent include it and some sources add that it is a type of managem...

Capita pays compensation to family of woman who died after benefits cut

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A government contractor has paid out “substantial” compensation following the death of a young mother who took an overdose after her disability benefits were removed. Philippa Day, 27, a single mother from Nottingham ...

EU citizens face losing benefits if they fail to update DWP profile

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EU citizens on benefits could lose their universal credit in three weeks time unless they evidence their right to be in the UK, charity workers have warned. The Work Rights Centre (WRC) says it has been told by staff ...

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