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    Row within Labour party over who benefits from student tuition fee cuts

    Tax relief on pensions for higher earners would be cut to pay for Labour’s plan to reduce university tuition fees from a maximum of £9,000 to £6,000 a year, Ed Miliband announced today.









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    VIDEO: Benefits Street school ‘stigmatised’

    A school in Birmingham has written to the education secretary claiming pupils are being stigmatised by a TV documentary about a street nearby.
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    Link benefits to skills, says Labour

    Unemployed people who lack basic English, maths and computing skills should be stripped of benefits unless they take up training, Labour says.
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    Tories may cut under-25s’ benefits

    David Cameron suggests that out-of-work benefits paid to people under the age of 25 could be cut so all of them are either “earning or learning”.
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    Pupils believe they’ll ‘end up on benefits’ after leaving school with poor exam results

    One in six young people believe they will “end up on benefits” after leaving school, according to research published today.


        




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    Poor exam results and benefits linked

    One in six young people believe they will “end up on benefits” after leaving school, according to research published today.


        




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    VIDEO: Benefits cap: real people react

    Working out exactly who qualifies for benefits and how much they get is a complicated business, but how might the changes affect you?
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    Charities voice benefits concerns

    Up to 500,000 disabled people and their families could lose out under the government’s planned Universal Credit, a report for a number of charities says.
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    VIDEO: Jobless young to work for benefits

    Londoners who struggle to find work after leaving school may now have to carry out 13 weeks work experience in order to qualify for benefits.
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    VIDEO: Could docking benefits cut truancy?

    Child benefit should be docked if parents fail to pay fines for persistent truancy by their children, a government adviser has suggested.
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