A TV series that gives families on benefits a lump sum of £26,000 shows how starting your own business can transform your life.
Changes to the national insurance tax for self-employed people was one of the most controversial parts of the 2017 spring budget.
Meet the real Daniel Blakes.
Fewer than half a million people are currently receiving the new, simplified benefit according to newly released data.
The German Green Party has proposed that the disabled should be able to claim back money spent on sex on medical grounds.
New ONS data indicate that the UK's poorest households are doing better and the richest are worse off. But this isn't the full picture.
The country's new scheme could make it an extremely popular destination.
The chancellor's autumn statement only just about managed to distribute some JAM.
Research shows that when the government cuts housing benefit, it harms the mental health of those affected.
Loach's latest film tells the story of a man who finds himself caught in a harsh world of uncaring bureaucrats, food banks and benefits cuts.
It's not just about finding money for things like solar panels – poorer households can also find it harder to gain access to reliable information about the green energy options they do have.
New research shows that a third of UK families fall below a minimum standard of living – many are hardworking but still struggle to make ends meet.
The ruling signals part of a wider trend restricting access to welfare for EU migrants.
Individual cases that seem on the outside to be morally problematic are difficult to assess, and shouldn't also be held up as the norm.
In Italy, a homeless man was excused by the supreme court for stealing food. In the UK, people living in poverty are fined for it.
New figures reveal inequality in Britain and the effects of the redistributive tax and benefits system.
Today's employment crisis is as serious as the Great Depression – so why aren't we up in arms?
Giving poor people a lot of money or a new asset won't turn them into entrepreneurs overnight.
Plans to stop universal credit payments in favour of a 'national living wage' will not address the long-standing poverty of many people in paid employment.
Low-income families will actually end up worse off, if Osborne's cuts to welfare continue.