According to the CIH, the government's decision to lower the benefit cap from £26,000 to £23,000 would make housing association properties unaffordable in the Midlands and parts of the North, as well as London and the South East.
Later this year the Equality and Human Rights Commission will publish the results of an investigation into maternity discrimination, which campaigners expect to show a sharp rise in bullying and harassment.
Thousands of children in the UK, many of them British, are living in dangerous, squalid conditions well below the poverty line as a result of rapid changes to government immigration and benefit policies, a report by the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society at the University of Oxford has warned.
Schools are providing an estimated £43.5m of unfunded support for children from low income families who have been left “high and dry” as a result of coalition cuts, a poll of headteachers has revealed.
Poverty in the UK is increasing after two years of heavy welfare cuts have helped to push hundreds of thousands of people below the breadline, according to an independent study of the coalition government’s record.