Attitudes to benefits claimants have hardened over the past decade. But why do benefits claimants themselves often agree?
If prostitution is the oldest profession in the world, then punting is the oldest consumer activity. Yet it remains broadly unexamined, perhaps because the questions it raises are too uncomfortable.
Shadow work and pensions secretary says Conservative MPs apologised to her over Duncan Smith's claim that she had not bothered to vote.
The public spending watchdog has found further woes for the government's flagship welfare reforms programme.
The government’s reformed benefit programme is being rolled out to parents in the northwest today, revealing its slow progress.
Under the bedroom tax regime, a panic room built to keep a woman and her son safe from abuse has been deemed a “spare bedroom”.
Amid rising structural inequality, average earners are treading water. Regressive austerity politics has lulled the middle classes into a state of passive forbearance.
By virtue of being female she’s already been entered into a lifelong beauty contest, one which, through the simple fact of ageing, she is ultimately destined to lose. Why not formalise it from the start?
Harry Leslie Smith, a 91-year-old RAF veteran born into an impoverished mining family, recalls a Britain without a welfare state.
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