After months of speculation, we now know how the Chancellor plans to save £12bn from the welfare budget.
The government's austerity programme hasn't just put the poor under terrible pressure – it's actually breached Britain's international legal obligations.
When welfare budgets get cut, layers of help and guidance are slowly stripped away from the most vulnerable.
David Cameron has tried to claim the clothes of social justice for the Conservatives. It's time he took them off.
Here's how well do the Eurozone countries look after their citizens.
With 17% of children living in poverty in the UK, the government wants to change the way it's defined.
PM tells local school the future is bright. Probably best not to focus on the past five years.
If the government had provided analysis on how the budget impacts households it may not have found itself defending its record on fairness.
Centrelink's failure to answer calls is a sign of a deeper problem: a lack of respect from government services for vulnerable citizens.
Various studies, culminating in the final evaluation report of income management in the Northern Territory, have found such programs don't achieve the claimed benefits. Why did the budget extend them?
Liberal Democrat Senator David Leyonhjelm has said that probably half to two-thirds of the Australian population is receiving some form of government benefit. Is that right?
Welfare policy was a political hot potato in the referendum campaign, and it's a big weapon for the SNP in 2015 too.
The problems with benefits lie outside the system, while more and more of us are being dragged into its orbit.
Our experts analyse the evidence on the Conservatives' big ticket policies.
Research indicates that Conservative proposals will increase incentives for the unemployed to return to work, but it won't reduce poverty.
Both major parties have tried to address their key weaknesses head on – but it's too late to change voters’ perceptions.
Implying that 80% of Australian income tax goes straight towards the welfare bill overlooks the fact that a large proportion of income taxpayers benefit from social security.
Five years of Coalition government later, it is clear that the poorest have paid most dearly as a result of various tax and benefit changes.
Labour claims that the bedroom tax has hit over half a million people, two-thirds of them disabled. Has it?
Australia's rising number of pensioners leaves the government conflicted on pensions and how they are indexed.