The wealthiest 20% of Britain’s earners will receive almost as much support from the state through the “shadow welfare” of generous tax-breaks by 2020, as the poorest fifth take home in benefits, according to a new analysis by the Fabian Society.
George Osborne has told MPs he was sorry that Iain Duncan Smith had resigned from government but refused to apologise for attempting to save £4.4bn through changes to disability benefit.
Jeremy Corbyn has urged the prime minister to tell his “great friend” George Osborne to “find something else to do” in the House of Commons, as he tried to turn the civil war at the heart of the government to Labour’s advantage by calling for the chancellor’s head.
David Cameron has been forced to concede that a £4.4bn black hole created by the U-turn over disability benefits will not be filled by further cuts to welfare as he fought to shore up his credibility following the shock resignation of Iain Duncan Smith.
George Osborne made a mistake in placing cuts of £1.3bn from personal independence payments (PIP) to disabled people in his budget in a move which triggered the resignation of Iain Duncan Smith, Boris Johnson has said.
Conservative disability activist Graeme Ellis was so incensed by last Wednesday’s budget that he immediately sabotaged the Conservative Disability Group website he ran, and resigned from the party.
David Cameron was oblivious to the hell about to be unleashed within the Conservatives as he stood triumphantly at a lectern in Brussels late on Friday afternoon.
Everton were beaten away at Burnley on Saturday afternoon as Marco Silva's side continue to slip down the Premier League table.
The Leeds United loanee once again struggled in London.
Jermain Defoe stole the show for Ibrox side Glasgow Rangers.
The Tottenham Hotspur-owned defender impressed for his loan side on Saturday.
It has been a terrible week for Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino, who will be glad that the international break has arrived because it is much-needed for everyone associated with the club.
Sheyi Ojo of Ibrox side Glasgow Rangers made headlines for comments about Celtic.
The Gunners defender has been struggling with injury but is back in training for Unai Emery and co.
Loris Karius is on loan at Besiktas from Liverpool.
Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds United have lost against Millwall in the Championship this afternoon.
The Toffees man saw red in a tricky game for Marco Silva and the Goodison Park side.
Philip Hammond will have to rip up the government’s deficit reduction plan or increase taxes for most of the population if he decides to end seven years of austerity by sanctioning higher public sector pay, reversing welfare cuts and providing extra cash for Whitehall departments, a thinktank has said.
Conservative MPs have called on the chancellor to reconsider welfare cuts ahead of the autumn statement, after a backbench motion to pause the planned cuts passed unanimously in the House of Commons.
The work and pensions secretary, Damian Green, has said the government’s benefits cap, which will be lowered from Monday, costing almost 90,000 of Britain’s poorest families more than £2,000 a year, is a “real success”.