Benefit delays and cuts blamed as new figures show the number of referrals has risen by 163 per cent to 913,138 in the last year.
With the general election result so uncertain, leadership contenders in the Tories, Labour and the Lib Dems are making themselves known.
Party writes to Jeremy Heywood asking whether Coetzee's involvement in Lib Dem election strategy has breached the special advisers' code of conduct.
The rise of UKIP and the fall of the Lib Dems explains why Labour is maintaining a lead approaching the final year of this parliament.
Ukip leader boasted of being able to earn as much as a Goldman Sachs banker by claiming expenses and employing his wife.
Ukip denounces "smears" from the Times and claims its leader is "confident that he has abided by European parliamentary rules at all times". But will he offer transparency?
Rather than Jeremy Browne, the party needs a centre-left figurehead, such as Tim Farron, to revive its fortunes.
The new Culture Secretary's Pakistani father was welcomed in 1961. But the migration cap means his successors are being turned away today.
A new generation is averse to forms of patriotic expression which are either too demonstrative or too angry. But there is no shortage of pride in British identity.
The Chancellor's new assumption that tax cuts significantly boost growth could result in a higher than expected deficit.
A new report calmly and authoritatively shows that there is no significant difference in the performance of the four UK health systems.
The more radical the Yes campaign’s message becomes, the more likely it is to triumph in September.
How many know that the party still aspires to abolish tuition fees and plans to review the bedroom tax?
I'm running for those Londoners being denied the chance to share in our city’s successes.
The Chancellor's criticis never said that there would be no recovery, only that it would be painfully slow. And they were right.
The Married Couple's Tax Allowance shows that the Tories don't just believe in the deserving and undeserving poor, but in the deserving and undeserving family.
Nicky Morgan won’t have a magic wand, but a fresh minister could make a real difference on equal pay, vulnerable women and gender segregation in the workplace.
The No side's average poll lead has fallen from 24 points in November to eight today. But the odds remain against the SNP.
The party's promise to exclude overseas students from any future immigration target puts it on the right side of the economic argument.
To resign ourselves to a return to the economic pathologies of the past, as the Tories do, would be to miss a historic opportunity.
Outspoken Tory dismissed for opposing HS2 and tweeting "about time" in response to Maria Miller's resignation.
Minister's boss is still a man - just a different man.
New Economic Secretary Andrea Leadsom said during the 2012 Libor row: "Obviously he made a mistake and I think he should apologise to him."
Rather than just needling the PM, the Labour leader should have the made case for reform.
Short answer: not a lot.
Osborne ally becomes the first 2010 Tory to enter the cabinet as Nicky Morgan is named women's minister.
In an age of austerity, officers need to stop taking responsibility for social problems that can be better dealt with by others.
The Labour leader can deride the PM for the naivete he showed in defending Maria Miller and seize the initiative on reform.
Read her resignation letter and David Cameron's response.