Benefit delays or benefit sanctions are the major factor driving people to use food banks says the charity that runs hundreds of them across the country.
If you're one of the 2.34 million low-income families who used to get council tax benefit, you'll be paying on average £149 more in council tax this year than just over a year ago.
It is 12 months since the government removed its spare room subsidy, dubbed the "bedroom tax" by critics. It is designed to save money and free up under-occupied homes, so what effect has it had?
Too many elderly people are being let down by the agencies meant to be helping them with basic care say their friends and relatives.
Atos is to pull out of a contract to carry out fit-to-work tests early, and will pay a financial settlement as a result. But the company clearly feels it is not the only guilty party.
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.