Don't believe the hype about the rollout of universal credit and how the Tories are finally "making work pay" - Iain Duncan Smith has presided over perhaps the failure of this parliament.
Under austerity, charities are regularly having to substitute for government. We live in a twenty-first century Britain where poorer citizens are back to relying on handouts to live.
The sister of a diabetic who died after having his benefits cut wept after hearing the minister say there is state support for vulnerable people.
Labour’s unwillingness to completely break with the coalition’s benefit sanctions will hurt those with mental health issues the most.
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?
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.
Yesterday’s Provisional Local Government Settlement contained the worrying news that dedicated funding for council-run emergency support schemes will cease.
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.
Beveridge and Attlee shaped their politics at Toynbee Hall, in the East End of London. As this beacon of social reform prepares to mark its 130th anniversary, we recall its role in the making of modern Britain and draw lessons for today.