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.
The general public isn't paying nearly as much attention to this spat as political junkies think – and that's what matters in the referendum.
A new study on inequality analyzes the impact of fiscal policy, dramatically altering the standard view of rich and poor in America. It may also change how voters and candidates think about the issue.
On welfare reform, it's a question of listen and learn.
Women are more likely to claim in-work benefits so they're more likely to have their movement restricted by the UK's EU renegotiation.
David Cameron hopes to please eurosceptics by applying a mechanism to suspend welfare payments to EU migrants. Here's how it works.
The British PM thinks he has a deal to avert a Brexit? The rest of the union has far more pressing problems to think about.
Getting jobseekers off benefits and into well-paid jobs should be a priority. So why has pace been glacial?
A case before the Supreme Court could deal a major blow to unions, highlighting the need for leaders of business and labor to negotiate a new New Deal.
The welfare state increases the number of children born at risk of developing personality profiles that make them less likely to get a job.