The political and policy-based implications of the new Secretary of State for Work and Pensions.
The physicist is held up as an example of what you can achieve in life if you have a disability, but he was only diagnosed with motor neurone disease when he was 21 – his career was set in motion while he was still able-bodied.
Visiting a job-shop in a Salford suburb, we learn why the government's current benefits sanctions need to be reformed.
This year, all the main parties have been competing over who can curb benefits for migrants the most. Why is this their approach?
Black tie is still a code, of course, but not really a dress code. It is code language. It shouts to the sober world: we are on a serious bender here, so give us a wide berth.
Families who have lived their whole lives in central London are being forced out by a perfect storm of falling wages, rocketing house prices and government cuts.
A new security branch has been created to find paedophiles lurking on the “dark web”. Yet this zero-tolerance attitude is beginning to be called into question – for people who have never acted on their desires and want help, should we be locking them up at all?
The Chief Constable of Durham, Mike Barton, breaks the taboo on drugs.
Yesterday’s Provisional Local Government Settlement contained the worrying news that dedicated funding for council-run emergency support schemes will cease.
The impact of the bedroom tax and outstanding PIP claims not only affect disabled people financially, but can lead them to feeling excluded from the community.
Iain Duncan Smith’s suggestion that child benefit should only be paid for the first two children in a family is symbolic, not practical. It is designed to plant the idea that poor people deserve to be poor.
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