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post 18 March 2015
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog Budget 2015: political tricks but no rabbit out of the hat

To avoid damage to his reputation for prudence, George Osborne's pre-election budget was short on giveaways but not without political trickery.

article 13 March 2015 UK
Julia Kelly, who committed suicide when threatened with possible withdrawal of her benefits
Ciaran Jenkins by Benefits removal fear 'was trigger for woman's suicide'

As a coroner says the upset caused by the potential withdrawal of benefits triggered the suicide of Julia Kelly, Channel 4 News looks at the wider impact of benefit changes on vulnerable claimants.

post 06 March 2015
Read more on FactCheck Does the growing migrant population give more than it takes?

Immigration is rarely out of the headlines. With Ukip making it a key election issue, David Cameron has had to sit up and take notice. Here are the facts.

article 17 February 2015 UK
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Cameron: Neets must do unpaid work for benefits

Young people out of work, education or training for more than six months could be made to do unpaid community work to get their benefits, Prime Minister David Cameron says.

video 16 February 2015 UK

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Will Universal Credit restore 'fairness' to the system?

Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith is able to announce Universal Credit would be fully rolled out, but Labour claims it is already a "failed programme" due urgent review.

article 16 February 2015 UK
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Jon Snow by IDS: 'I know what it's like to look for work'

The Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith insists that he does know what it's like to look for work.

article 30 January 2015 Business
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Younger workers' wages worst hit by downturn

Men have been hit the hardest and suffered the biggest falls in wages as a result of the financial crisis, according to the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS).

article 27 January 2015 UK
David Cameron says lowering the benefit cap will be the first thing he does if he is re-elected in May, arguing it has succeeded in getting people into work. Has it? (Reuters)
Has the benefit cap led to a 'jobcentre stampede'?

David Cameron says lowering the benefit cap will be the first thing he does if he is re-elected in May, arguing it has succeeded in getting people into work. Has it?

article 23 January 2015 UK
It is bitterly cold, you notice a rough sleeper in a doorway and wonder what you can do. Here is how you can help (Reuters)
How you can help rough sleepers during the cold

It is bitterly cold, you notice a rough sleeper in a doorway and wonder what you can do. Here is how you can help.