An investigation by Channel 4 News finds that as many as one-in-three jobs now advertised on the government's Universal Jobmatch website are suspect.
There are problems with the delivery of the Personal Independence Payment, the new benefit to replace the Disability Living Allowance.
Aggressive landlords and the fear of eviction: a new report shows how the private sector is increasingly being used by councils to house the vulnerable.
When Conservative MP Jacob "The Mogg" Rees-Mogg travelled to the north east with Channel 4 News, he was harangued and rebuffed by locals - and then spent a session as a bingo caller.
The court of appeal upholds the legality of government cutbacks in the benefits system, as judges reject accusations that the so-called "bedroom tax" unlawfully discriminates against the disabled.
Food banks are "consistently" seeing an increase in demand, a Defra-commissioned report concludes - but what are they and are benefits cuts to blame for their proliferation?
Twenty-seven bishops condemn the government's "punitive" welfare reforms, which they say have forced people into food and fuel poverty.
As the prime minister insists that he has a strong moral case for welfare reform, campaigners warn that, in an already unequal society, the changes are falling unfairly on the poorest.