The new benefit punishes those who do not fit a 1950s stereotype.
The High Court has given self-employed couriers the chance legally to challenge their status.
Universal Credit is running at least six years late, it causes hardship, its employment impacts cannot be measured and any benefits are unlikely to be realised.
It’s hideously expensive and pointless – but the real problem, its architect has always claimed, is that the people implementing it just didn't believe enough. Sound familiar?
The Scottish capital is the fastest-growing UK city after Manchester – and has an opportunity to learn from London’s mistakes.
The ten-year target set by homeless charities looks impossible under current Tory policy.
“I spent today in bed. I need to save my food parcel for the kids as I only get the size designed for a single person.”
If only we always paid this much attention to people sleeping on the streets in Windsor.
After piloting the Homelessness Reduction Act, the London borough of Southwark was forced to spend an extra £750,000 from its own budget.
Without foodbanks, clients admit they would be forced to steal or turn to prostitution as “benefits fail to cover living costs”.
The first in a New Statesman series examining the reality of the age of austerity – and how it is affecting people’s lives.