I wish those people who talk about a “long game” would realise that every second the Tory government remains in power, there are children’s lives that are colder and hungrier.
George Osborne must rethink his approach on tax credits, says Owen Smith.
Far from being a lifestyle choice, welfare is all too often a struggle for survival.
The Tory approach is the last thing we need, argues Tim Farron.
If I could, I'd give every one of the clients at our food bank a smartphone, says Liza Cucco.
All you need to know about the government's plan to cut tax credits.
What is the human cost of cutting public spending? We meet those at the sharp end of austerity to find out what it means for their mental health.
The state has retreated - leaving religious groups to take the strain. That has to change.
Disabled claimants are increasingly vulnerable, with justice more difficult to access, and the need to be reassessed after being declared "fit to work",
The threat to social housing is still very real, and it hasn't gone away, warns Tom Copley.
Labour shouldn't be ashamed of the welfare state - or retreat from defending it.
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