Cameron's Conservative-Liberal coalition government, trying to rein in the national budget deficit, is bringing in a series of changes to the system this month - in the face of bitter opposition...
The death of seven orphans in Shiyan, Hubei, in the past four months has added more fuel to concern about the protection of children. An online posting said the children had died from the cold...
One major purpose of a budget is to maintain macroeconomic balance. That implies the government should rein in spending in times of economic boom, and expand it in difficult times.
The government's promise of a maximum three-year wait for public housing is a myth, according to a study by Oxfam Hong Kong released yesterday.
Nearly half of Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's 36 election pledges on welfare and labour were absent from his five-year blueprint, and have not been raised since he took office in July.
India will pay billions of dollars in social welfare money directly to its poor under a new programme that aims to cut out the middlemen blamed for the massive fraud that plagues the system.
Growing numbers of elderly and sick Germans are being sent overseas for long-term care in retirement and rehabilitation centres because of rising costs and falling standards in Germany.
Poverty afflicts more than a third of the children in mainland families that move to Hong Kong, a study released yesterday shows.
Retirement protection will receive attention from top echelons of the government under a new working group to be chaired by Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, she said yesterday.
Elderly people would be eligible to receive the government's proposed HK$2,200-a-month old age subsidy next year if their assets did not exceed an asset limit - set to surpass HK$190,000 because...
Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying has been urged to set out long-term goals to tackle poverty rather than hand out "sweeteners", which are welcome but only a temporary solution.
A severely disabled man refused a disability allowance because he spent too much time outside the city is challenging the legality of a one-year residence requirement.