Undue focus on "scrounging" is draining public support for welfare at a time when a proper safety net is desperately needed by millions of vulnerable people.
Coalition negotiations over the Autumn Statement are fraught but there is one wheeze that could help the Chancellor.
The Chancellor should not assume that there is no political limit to how deep his welfare cuts can go.
Removing the vital lifeline that the benefit provides will lead to a surge in hardship and homelessness.
The benefit could be limited to two children for all families.
Universal Credit will leave claimants "trapped in poverty", warns the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
New report shows that the number of working people claiming housing benefit has risen by 86 per cent in three years.
Iain Duncan Smith's latest proposal betrays a lack of understanding of the real problems faced by "troubled families".
Work and Pensions Secretary promised that there would be "no losers" under the new programme.
Deputy PM contradicts Simon Hughes and says "savings" can be made.