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It is said that you can get the measure of a man, not from his words, but from his actions. Iain Duncan Smith brought bodyguards to the Commons Work and Pensions Committee yesterday. (Monday) Why d...
Will Hutton said this yesterday in the Observer: It is an incidental sentence, but it brought me up short. By 2018, general government consumption will be proportionally no larger than it was in 1948.
Though parts of England might be showing signs of economic recovery, conditions are pushing 310 people a day onto housing benefit, a new report has revealed.
More than half of households being tracked in a six-part welfare study were left without any money after paying their weekly bills.
One working person every five minutes is forced to claim benefits to keep a roof over their head as rent prices soar, a report has said.
Just as Gordon Brown was outplayed by Cameron during the expenses scandal, so the PM's refusal to say whether he will accept the pay rise means he risks suffering the same fate.
The shadow chancellor enjoyed a better day in the House as he pinned down Danny Alexander on living standards.
A Conservative MP has apologised to the taxpayer for money wasted on rolling out the Universal Credit System.
Community Shop, which has opened in Yorkshire, sells goods discarded as unfit for sale by the big supermarkets at huge discounts.
PCS says Home Office must invest in staff, not sack them
Unions condemn 11% pay rise recommendation
Frances O'Grady warns controversial programme has already wasted millions of pounds and is still a long way off
Poor households cutting food costs to cope with rising fuel bills, shrinking incomes and government changes, like bedroom tax
I've just realised HMRC issued a new VAT gap estimate late last week.
Members of the public are being urged to connect rough sleepers with support services via a new app, as the cold wintry months begin.
Iain Duncan Smith has defended the £40.1 million write off relating to the IT systems of universal credit and branded rumours of additional write offs ‘bogus nonsense’, during a work and pensions committee yesterday.
David Cameron has recruited a think tank expert to act as a housing policy advisor.
There were 31,100 excess winter deaths last year, with 25,600 linked to fuel poverty in the elderly. In an interview with the BBC’s Daily Politics, Work and Pensions secretary Iain Duncan-Smith (I...
Iain Duncan Smith's plans to force claimants to spend 35 hours a week endlessly applying for unsuitable jobs via the DWP's shoddy jobsearch website have suffered another humiliating blow. Universal...
More bad news for Duncan Smith as the National Audit Office says there are "considerable weaknesses" in the department's financial controls over the programme.
Polly Toynbee: George Osborne has monumentally misread the nation. Any attempt by Ed Miliband to shadow his plan would be fatal
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence says one in three patients die within days of surgery from too much fluid
UNISON survey reveals two thirds of NHS workers have faced staffing cuts at work, with more than half believing cuts affect patient care and safety
Unions condem cuts that will affect 10,000 council workers
Leaders of UK's largest local authority say they need to find savings of almost £840m between 2010 and 2018