Higher taxes on the rich will not protect the poorest if spending is slashed.
13 charities, including Shelter, Barnardo’s and the Teenage Cancer Trust, warn that the move will "take away a vital safety net".
The Labour leader should look to reinvent the financing of all of the major pillars of the welfare state.
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.