Adjustments to benefits could stop poor households' debts increasing and be paid for by those who have gained from lowered outgoings.
Shadow chancellor Anneliese Dodds was understandably sceptical of Rishi Sunak's claims to be "helping the poorest the most", but Tories are moving in the right direction.
States have stepped in after past crises. but they don't always stick around.
It is unclear what happens to these people and their families should they get sick or worse still pass away in the line of duty.
The UK is on the tipping point of a humanitarian emergency. To tackle this the government must now give more money to local authorities.
Being out of work is hard: here's how psychology is helping to make the process of finding a job a little easier.
Spare a thought for Britain’s veterans navigating the minefield that is the UK’s benefits system.
Social housing providers can help people get into work, with tailored, long-term support.
Defensive responses on Twitter from the Department of Work and Pensions to the Channel 4 series Skint Britain appear tone-deaf.
The government has had to rethink its roll-out of Universal Credit – but small tweaks to the system won't prevent people on housing benefit from being evicted.
The desire to treat all those in poverty via one policy stems from the same impulses that led to reform of poor laws in the 19th century.
The concept of Universal Credit reveals something wider about the UK's current political fixation on debt.
The UN's special rapporteur on extreme poverty has given a damning indictment of how austerity has hit the UK. A former UN envoy explains why his calls to uphold social rights are so crucial.
Young people are being put off claiming benefits – and it's costing both them, and society.
The system of welfare conditionality that underpins Universal Credit is ineffective at moving people off social security and into work.
A new study has highlighted the damaging psychological impact of welfare conditionality on disabled people.
Advice saves lives and provides vital support to people seeking benefits, but severe cuts mean vulnerable people are at risk.
Administrative errors and negative stereotypes lead landlords to discriminate against people on housing benefit.
A long read on the decimation of British jobcentres – and why it puts the rollout of Universal Credit at risk.
A study has revealed how former Armed Forces personnel can get ignored and mistreated by an unsympathetic social security system.