The idea this ill-judged policy helps people transition from the social security system into paid work has been exposed as a myth.
Parliament’s Justice Select Committee has raised “grave misgivings” about the new blanket court fee’s benefits.
What are the options for the Chancellor to save £4bn from the welfare budget to smooth his cuts to tax credits in the upcoming spending review?
For five years, the Tories have claimed their policies are in the national interest. Faced with a real alternative, they're crumbling.
David Cameron is laying out the areas of the EU he wants to reform, such as restricting benefits for migrant workers.
We return to the Glasgow estate famed for hosting the former Tory leader’s “conversion” to compassionate Conservatism in 2002 and find his reforms causing more hardship.
The government has broken its promises - and the social contract.
The Living Wage and tax credits aren't alternatives, but allies, in eradicating poverty.
Defeat in the Lords could be the moment it all starts to unravel for the Tories, says Stewart Lansley.
It would be funny if it wasn't so tragic, says Jude Kirton-Darling.
Cash-strapped local authorities are struggling to house unaccompanied children who come to the UK seeking asylum.
The Zombie PM
The doomed premiership of Theresa May