Working families are being forced to turn to food banks to make ends meet, the Archbishop of Canterbury says ahead of the publication of a government report. But where is your nearest bank?
Becky lives in Hull with her mother and sister. The family has just £1.20 per person, per day, to spend on food. She created a manga cartoon to describe the challenges of living in food poverty.
As new Trussell Trust figures show that food banks fed almost 1m people last year, Epsom and Ewell food bank manager Jonathan Lees writes from the front line.
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.
Penalising benefit claimants who are not deemed to be doing enough to find work is leaving people without any money to live on, according to research from the Citizens Advice Bureau.
Britons dramatically overestimate the amount of teenage pregnancy, crime and benefit fraud in the UK. A new report by Ipsos Mori checks the perceptions against the truth.