Each year 17,000 domestic workers accompany wealthy families to the UK – helped by a special visa regime that campaigners call a “recipe for slavery”.
The increasing desperation here will turn into a boon for smugglers.
I was called “heartless” for urging police to refer beggars to support services. But funding drug habits to salve a liberal conscience is the truly cruel approach.
The resignation of David Freud has observers wondering if Duncan Smith's universal credit is to be killed off at last.
The shadow chancellor's promises make electoral sense, but mean a lot of pain for the young and the poor.
The National Audit Office says the government has failed to measure whether sanctioning benefit claimants represents value for money.
For 30 years, Frances Crook has being trying to reform Britain’s prisons. So why does change feel as far away as ever?
Squeezed by coverage of Brexit and the US elections, the Labour leader managed to focus the Prime Minister on the suffering of benefits claimants.
I’m not, as Damian Green suggests, “sitting at home living on benefits”. I’m lying at home, often not living much at all.
The director has clashed with a film critic about his representation of the welfare state in I, Daniel Blake.
The fall in value of the pound is having a negative impact on property prices.
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