A former employee of three separate Work Programme providers describes how staff members were compelled to increase sanctions in order to hit financial targets.
Lord Ashcroft’s seat-by-seat polls have confirmed the SNP are set to win more than 50 seats in May, after winning just 6 in 2010.
New polling of Scottish constituencies show the shadow foreign secretary and Chief Secretary to the Treasury could lose their seats, and Labour could be left with only six seats.
Will the first instalment of Michael Cockerell’s documentary series given unprecedented access to parliament horrify or mollify voters?
The party is building on its progressive legacy in its LGBT policy announcement this week.
Britain is undecided: we must help it decide, one conversation at a time, argues Dan Jarvis, who went doorknocking in nine regions in nine days.
A health expert who advised this government during the passage of the Health and Social Care Act in 2012 argues that Labour's plan to integrate health and social care is preferable to the coalition's approach.
While Ed Miliband's plans this week are welcome, much more needs to be done to ease the increasingly hostile renting and housing conditions faced by a generation.
In higher education policy, Labour can be more radical – and on the cheap.
English MPs would be given a veto over laws that apply only in England, under plans William Hague is putting forward.
Labour’s unwillingness to completely break with the coalition’s benefit sanctions will hurt those with mental health issues the most.
Labour's spokesperson for preventing violence against women and girls on the importance of backing campaigns like "yes means yes" that educate both young men and women about the importance of sexual consent.
Ed Miliband should seize the electoral potential of its advantage in the polls among women – particularly mothers.
From 90-day detention to the DNA database, Labour has a mixed record on civil liberties. Big Brother Watch digs into the details.
There is concern within the party at the failure to agree a date for the crucial Clause V meeting.
The Social Mobility Commission chair and former Health Secretary on why parties should be more aspirational, how slow politics moves on broadening access, and our "impossible" child poverty target.
Both parties are grappling with their approaches to education as the election campaign heats up.
The Conservatives are right to deny the toxic suggestion that they would shack up with Farage.
The migrant vote is driving the Conservatives' poor performance in London.
Shadow Northern Ireland secretary says former New Labour ministers "would have been the very people lecturing others".
Tom Humberstone’s weekly comic.
Nearly all groups have seen a decline in real wages since the financial crash of 2008 but losses have not been spread out equally.
Because of the new system, there is a risk that students will turn up to vote on 7 May, but won't be registered.
They should oppose any legislation that jeopardises women’s full and equal access to all reproductive health services.
Information concerning three of the UK’s most sensitive inquiries has been lost in the post.
Miliband will not mimic Cameron's approach to Ukip and change policy direction.
The Greens' wealth tax numbers just don’t add up.
Opening up sport for everyone in the capital.
As MPs discuss a national action plan to end FGM, campaigners explain the practical steps the country needs to take to eradicate this abuse.