Women at the workhouse.
The policies and rhetoric around the drive to cut the welfare bill show the persistence of a 19th century approach to relieving poverty.
Who benefits from benefits?
The government faces pressure to means test benefits to stop richer elderly people claiming at the expense of their poorer peers.
Hands up. Iain Duncan Smith leads the Department for Work and Pensions, which fabricated testimonials in a leaflet praising benefits sanctions.
Real case studies offer important insights into the varied impact of policy and practice on people's day to day lives. They shouldn't be made up.
Give up or lose out.
New proposals put drug and alcohol councillors in an ethical bind.
Sign on the dotted line.
A woman left out of her mother's will has won £164,000 in the courts but that doesn't mean you need to rewrite yours.
Not just for the workless.
MPs will vote Monday on a welfare bill which imagines a world where work is a gilded path away from poverty.
Trouble on the way.
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By limiting financial support to smaller families, the government is doing its best to stop undesirables from reproducing.
Who is paying the most?
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In his budget, George Osborne said that we are all in this together. A look at the evidence shows that we're not.
No wonder the Tories can’t look poor people in the eye.
After months of speculation, we now know how the Chancellor plans to save £12bn from the welfare budget.
There when you need it most. But safety nets are under threat.
When welfare budgets get cut, layers of help and guidance are slowly stripped away from the most vulnerable.
Walking a fine line.
David Cameron has opened discussions at the European Council about the changes he wants to see in the European Union ahead of a UK referendum on membership. This is an unprecedented step. It is the first…
The world is your oyster — you’ll need to top it up yourself.
PM tells local school the future is bright. Probably best not to focus on the past five years.
Humiliating psycho-group activities won’t get people into jobs.
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Psychology can't be used to diagnose and treat unemployment.
Policing the jobless.
Labour's Jim Murphy and the Conservatives' Ruth Davidson clashed over targets for sanctioning people on benefits. Who was right?
The signs may get bigger still.
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The Conservatives are planning to cut £12bn from the welfare budget. It could be a bad political move.
Treasury minister does the dirty on coalition partners in 11th hour bid to win back votes.
No laughing matter. Workers with benefits.
The problems with benefits lie outside the system, while more and more of us are being dragged into its orbit.
Campaigners against the bedroom tax protest outside the high court in 2014.
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Labour claims that the bedroom tax has hit over half a million people, two-thirds of them disabled. Has it?
Few are happy with Work Capability Assessments.
The UK's "Work Capability Assessment" is a disaster, but other countries show us how it can be fixed.
Not a clear solution to young people’s problems.
Conservative and Labour proposals for young jobseekers have different rhetoric, but both miss the point.