Archive: Benefits

John Hutton says lone parents should be helped to work

Lone parents could be forced to work earlier

Lone parents on benefits could be forced to look for work earlier under new government plans intended to cut child poverty.

  • David Cameron attacks the chancellor after another critical report on tax credits

    Cameron attacks Brown over tax credits

    David Cameron today condemned the government's tax credit scheme as a "painful paperchase for hard-working families" in his latest attack on the chancellor.

  • Lib Dems call for Dawn Primarolo to be sacked over tax credit row

    Tax credit overpayments reach £1.8bn

    The Liberal Democrats have called for the minister in charge of tax credits to resign after the government admitted £1.8 billion was overpaid in the system last year.


    Tories warn of CSA enforcement costs

    The government has been forced to defend the Child Support Agency (CSA) once again as new figures suggest it is spending more on enforcement than it receives in payments.

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