New research shows that the government's welfare proposal is out of step with reality.
The welfare state increases the number of children born at risk of developing personality profiles that make them less likely to get a job.
The Conservative government want to make £4.4 billion in savings by cutting tax credits. But what exactly are they?
The policies and rhetoric around the drive to cut the welfare bill show the persistence of a 19th century approach to relieving poverty.
The upper house has humiliated the government, and now there'll be hell to pay – or will there?
Might the lessons of Australia’s super-efficient welfare system offer a potential way forward for the development of a basic income – a universal, low but adequate payment?
How can it be determined whether any improvements that may occur as part of the 12-month "cashless debit card" trial are the result of the card or increased funding for services, or a mix of both?
The government’s revised Family Tax Benefit proposals will still have some significant negative impacts on low-income families, but they are not as regressive as the 2014 budget.
There is no mandatory four-week wait for young people to receive benefits in New Zealand.
The Senate has defeated the government's budget measure to make job seekers under 25 wait four weeks for income support.
The government faces pressure to means test benefits to stop richer elderly people claiming at the expense of their poorer peers.
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.
The government should follow the evidence-based advice before wasting more money on a new “trial” program that further infantilises mainly Indigenous welfare recipients and won't work.
Divorce rates are on the decline in Australia, people are marrying and having children later in life, and more of us live alone. Our experts respond to the new report on Australia's welfare.
When funding comes sporadically with strings attached, how can vital services keep running?
New proposals put drug and alcohol councillors in an ethical bind.
MPs will vote Monday on a welfare bill which imagines a world where work is a gilded path away from poverty.
By limiting financial support to smaller families, the government is doing its best to stop undesirables from reproducing.
In his budget, George Osborne said that we are all in this together. A look at the evidence shows that we're not.
After months of speculation, we now know how the Chancellor plans to save £12bn from the welfare budget.