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The International Monetary Fund lowers its growth forecast for the UK and says Chancellor George Osborne should consider changing his austerity policies.
When Iain Duncan Smith came to Easterhouse in Glasgow more than a decade ago, he pledged to change the system to help some of Britain's poorest. But the change has not been what residents hoped for.
Five disabled people are challenging a plan to change the way their care is funded by the government, arguing it undermines the state's duty to promote independent living for the disabled.
The Archbishop of Canterbury is among 43 bishops condemning government plans to change the benefits system, saying it will have a "deeply disproportionate" effect on children.
MP Mark Field says the reforms to housing benefit which will cut the income of social housing tenants deemed to have spare rooms is necessary to ease overcrowding for other families.