The system is failing and the government needs to admit it.
Londoners are more likely than the national average to be mentally ill, sleeping rough, out of work, living in poverty despite being in work, living in poor housing or facing lower life expectancy.
It may seem blasphemous to neoliberals, but a universal basic wage may be the only choice we have.
As the Trussell Trust reveals that food bank usage is at record levels, one user writes about her experiences.
The scheme, which is now very different from the one originally envisaged, will create a patchwork of provision.
Making childcare affordable is therefore essential in for supporting more single parents back into work and ensuring that it pays to work.
Iain Duncan Smith's list of mistakes is long. But you have to understand it all to get what went wrong, says Alison McGovern.
Iain Duncan Smith’s misuse of the word “reform” characterises this government’s linguistic banditry.
It's not just food that the poorest struggle to afford.
What's needed is a change of policies, not just a fresh face.
“In the space of a month I wasted £7.12 on the phone to them about this unnecessary letter. I had to live on £34 a week for six weeks, and I have two kids. It’s a joke.”