Cost of child poverty is at least £25bn a year
Child poverty is costing Britain at least £25bn a year, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation reveals today.
Funding ‘must rise’ on new deal for jobless
Key assumptions in welfare-to-work contracts are likely to be changed to reflect the forthcoming recession, it emerged on Wednesday as the association representing private sector providers said that some contracts now look “uneconomic”.
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Major step towards treating multiple sclerosis
Doctors yesterday hailed a major success in the treatment of multiple sclerosis, after trials revealed that a drug had halted and reversed the debilitating effects of the disease for the first time.
Rise in violent crime due to police undercounting, Home Office
The government today blamed inaccurate police record keeping for a 22% rise in the number of the most serious violent crimes in England and Wales.
Points system recommended for social care needs
A national points system to ration care for millions of older and disabled people was recommended yesterday by the head of the social care inspectorate in England.
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Campaigners on fuel poverty await High Court result
Campaigners fighting the government over fuel poverty are to find out whether their High Court battle has been successful.