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Sandra Mitchell

Chris Clements

Social affairs correspondent, BBC Scotland

Students who claim universal credit see their benefit money deducted at a higher rate than those in work, the BBC has learned.

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Women's state pension changes to get legal review

Kevin Peachey

Personal finance reporter

A campaign group representing women born in the 1950s has won the right to a judicial review into changes to their state pension age.

A High Court judge has granted a review into how the government handled the raising of the pension age from 60.

Joanne Welch, from the BackTo60 group which brought the case, said she was "absolutely delighted" with the ruling.

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) said it would not comment on live legal proceedings.

For more than 60 years - up until 2010 - women received their state pensions at the age of 60, but that has been rising ever since.

Some women born in the 1950s, who had been expecting to get a state pension at the age of 60, claim they did not know about plans to delay their pensions.

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