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Dying on the streets

St Mungo’s reveals a dramatic increase in the proportion of people sleeping rough who have died with mental health support needs from 2010 to 2017

Universal credit system still failing

Universal Credit has taken significantly longer to roll-out than intended, may cost more than the benefits system it replaces, and the DWP will never be able to measure whether it has achieved its stated goal of increasing employment.

Knife crime hits 6-year high

In the year ending March 2018 21,045 knife and offensive weapon offences were formally dealt with by the CJS, the highest number since 2012.

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