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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.

article 10 November 2014 UK
Daily Mail sandwich
How to make a Daily Mail sandwich

As it raises concerns people in the UK may have lost the ability to put two slices of bread either side of a filling, the Daily Mail has sandwiched its article between two of its favourite themes.

post 29 October 2014
Read more on FactCheck FactCheck: have you been swamped by EU migrants?

Are there really towns that have been swamped by European migrants? Where are the hotspots? Is there pressure on jobs and housing?

post 22 October 2014
Read more from Paul Mason on his blog Why universal credit won't be universal until 2018. At the earliest.

Benefit claimants in areas piloting the new universal credit seem to like it. But with its roll-out taking much longer than anticipated, are government hopes for billions of pounds of savings misplace