The religious language of sin and shame informs Tory welfare rhetoric, with its pulpit-thumping over "strivers" and "scroungers". But their overhaul has nothing to do with compassion or principle.
Jackie Baillie says "you can expect an announcement relatively soon" as Lib Dem Shirley Williams brands the policy "a big mistake".
In working to deliver to an arbitrary timetable, Duncan Smith ignored sound programme management principles.
The Work and Pensions Secretary tried to pass the buck to the civil service but the NAO report says he never explained how "Universal Credit is meant to work".
The shadow work and pensions secretary took Ed Miliband's advice and referred to "social security", rather than "welfare".
New figures show that 320,738 more people are claiming housing benefit than in May 2010.
Channel 4's Benefits Britain 1949 asked modern benefits claimants to live under conditions from 1949 - the reason being, what exactly?
With complaints about the failed Atos work capability assessment flooding in, Alan White and Kate Belgrave look at some of them.
As their benefits are cut and their bills - for care, council tax, food, and the like - remain the same, disabled people are turning to payday loans, credit cards or even illegal lenders to try and make ends meet.
The cruellest thing about the benefits cap is not that it could make thousands of people homeless or force more families to depend on food banks (three of these open every week). It’s that it’s not really about people on benefits at all.