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Hundreds of families have been forced to leave their cherished pets at animal shelters since the hated tax was brought in
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The Government’s flagship scheme to tackle youth unemployment has been branded a failure by its own advisers, who have urged ministers to offer a “work guarantee” to jobless under 25-year-olds.
30 years of widening inequality stoked by post-2010 rhetoric have built a Tory Narnia riven by distrust. It doesn't have to be like this
I was seven years old when I first discovered that I was a thief.
I can see why people might want to make Iain Duncan Smith live on a £53-a-week salary — but I can’t help wondering what it would achieve.
The Left appears to think welfare reform is sacrilegious – but to the dismay of hand-wringing commentators, those trapped on benefits take a very different view
Policy Officer Sue Royston takes a look at George Osborne's speech on welfare reform for people like you
Conservative MEP DANIEL HANNAN: A collective madness has seized the BBC and our Left-wing papers. They cannot discuss the Coalition’s welfare reforms without an unfocused rage that no longer bears any relation to the facts.
The Welsh communities minister has said the government’s radical welfare reform agenda will have a ‘devastating impact’ on the country.
The most significant outgoing is on food. According to a recent Mintel survey, the average weekly spending on food by a family is £85.
Successive governments prepared the ground for these savage cuts by importing the terminology of dependency from the US
Tanya Gold: When Daniel Kawczynski told a one-legged beggar to get a job he seemed to have forgotten his party has cut disabled benefits
An eight-year-old girl has written a heartfelt letter to a Labour MP about her family's poverty, raising new concerns about the cost of living in the process.
What’s going on?As we report today, Mick and Mairead Philpott have “lied, play-acted and sought to connive their way out of responsibility for their six children’s deaths”.
Read Big Issue founder: Welfare state keeps poor in a trap latest on ITV News. All the Politics, Money news
Let's start with an obvious, though rarely admitted, truth. Under any welfare system as large as ours, there will be hard cases, unintended consequences, anomalies at both ends of the scale.
South Chingford’s estates are one of the less affluent areas in the Work and Pensions Secretary’s constituency in north-east London.
PISSES ME OFF, EVEN RADIO DJ, RECKONS HE COULD, NO ONE ADDING ON THE BILLS
Comfortably off liberals are always bemused to discover that the working classes and poor do not share their love of the welfare state.
Suzanne Moore: How do you change the attitudes of those who support these cuts? The left must appeal to hearts as well as minds
Rising costs mean that many parents are left struggling to provide basics for their children, such as heating, fruit and vegetables, according to the charity Barnardo's.