Middle to higher income households, according to a report from the Institute for Fiscal Studies, have actually escaped “remarkably unscathed” from the coalition’s austerity drive.
On this day 40 years ago, Harold Wilson announced that a referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Community would be held within six months.
Landlords have all the perks of being a business but none of the responsibility.
Preparing for power, home and abroad.
The latest dispute could provide Cameron with another excuse to avoid taking part.
Could Smith Commission negotiations help Scottish nationalists by keeping a right-wing government in Westminster?
SNP and Plaid Cymru are also invited.
The Tory politician well-known as Margaret Thatcher's Home Secretary has passed away, after a long battle with cancer.
Speaking for the 99 per cent at the World Economic Forum.
New forms of crime are on the up.
A broader criticism can be made of Eric Pickles for his tenure as Communities Secretary, after he overturned a major planning decision in Liverpool.
Shadow cabinet minister writes to Ukip leader demanding that he come clean on his party's health policy.
Peer also gives £300,000 to 15 Lib Dems and £10,000 to Caroline Lucas in attempt to build a "progressive alliance".
It's bad news for Labour, as three separate pollsters show a split in left-wing voting intentions.
Aided by a run of good news, the PM turned every question to his advantage.
How the Labour party is moving in the right direction by trying to rebuild relations with our European allies.
The fundamental labour market problems behind the latest fall in unemployment.
The shadow universities minister Liam Byrne is travelling around estuary England this week in his party’s bid to make a manifesto for young people.
The inquiry into the Iraq war has reportedly been delayed until after May, in yet another set-back.
The UK’s foreign-born unemployment rate is comparatively low, and its unemployment rate is one of Europe’s lowest.
It's Democracy Day, and time for our political parties to recapture their democratic potential.
Ollie Middleton, a 19-year-old student, is the Labour candidate for Bath fighting to become parliament’s youngest ever member.
Full employment must go hand-in-hand with better pay and government support for low-paid workers as a new report highlights the gulf in living standards for many families.
Most Conservative supporters want more immigration, not less, according to the centre-right think tank, Bright Blue.
Mostly because they don't know much about them.
A rich man's world.
For the first time since the referendum, the polls show a swing against the SNP.
By one measure, nearly 60 per cent of Britons are religious. By another, fewer than 15 per cent are. 5 per cent of us identify as Muslim.
Those who believe a "chicken" Prime Minister won’t go in for the televised leaders' debates are living in cloud cuckoo land.
Countering the "cost-of-living crisis".