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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

post 30 September 2014
Read more on FactCheck FactCheck: how many benefits claimants are addicts?

Iain Duncan Smith wants to see benefits loaded onto cards to stop claimants spending cash on drugs and booze. How big is the problem?

video 29 September 2014 UK

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Tory minister: 'We won't sign pact with Ukip' - video

Speaking at the Tory party conference, Culture Secretary Sajid Javid tells Channel 4 News that having a pact with Ukip "would be the wrong course of action ... we dont need a pact with any party".

article 28 September 2014 UK
Removing the safety net? Cameron targets young benefit cuts
Removing the safety net? Cameron targets young benefit cuts

David Cameron wants 3 million more young apprentices, and plans to slash unemployment benefits for 18-21 year-olds to fund them. But is this a reform too far?

post 11 September 2014
Read more from Jackie Long on her blog Why welfare is a vote winner for Scottish independence

Some of the biggest and boldest promises being made by the Scottish yes campaign are on welfare - but can Scotland afford to be fairer for those on benefits?

post 05 September 2014
Read more from Jackie Long on her blog The end of the spare room subsidy? No

Rachel Reeves' optimism and excitement are perhaps a little premature, even after today's government defeat in parliament over reform of the spare room subsidy.

video 11 August 2014 UK

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IDS: 'Benefits cuts will push people to work' - video

Iain Duncan Smith, work and pensions secretary, claims benefits cuts will push people to work. Jane Deith finds his plans haven't gone down well in his own back yard, and Michael Crick speaks to him.

article 25 July 2014
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by Braille to cutlery: why a disability costs 550/month extra

Thousands for braille displays, 31 for a knife, a fork, and two spoons, and 4,000 for a wheelchair. Disabled people tell Channel 4 News why everything costs more, just to live a normal life.