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post 23 June 2015
Read more on FactCheck FactCheck: the truth about welfare cuts

The Conservatives say they have to find 12bn from a 220bn welfare budget. Do the numbers add up - and where should the axe fall?

article 20 June 2015 UK
End Austerity march in London
Anti-austerity protests: thousands march against cuts

Flares, placards, whistles and a few celebrities - the streets of London are filled with protesters calling for an end to the government's austerity cuts.

article 26 May 2015 UK, Greece
Pablo Iglesias (Getty)
Europe's anti-austerity movements: from Podemos to the SNP

The surge in support for the radical left Podemos party in Spain's regional elections is the latest manifestation of a spectre haunting Europe: the rise of the anti-austerity movement.

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.

post 19 December 2014
Read more from Jackie Long on her blog Who cares after young people leave care?

"They come from a system where they are supposed to be looked after and it feels like they leave the system and they just get left and thrown away."

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.

article 22 October 2014 UK
Why should disabled people feel hard done by? Welfare Secretary Iain Duncan Smith says the UK probably spends more on the disabled and sick
Krishnan Guru-Murthy by IDS: 'We spend more on disabled than most countries' - video

Why should disabled people feel hard done by? Welfare Secretary Iain Duncan Smith says the UK probably spends more on the disabled and sick "than almost any other country in the developed world".

article 15 October 2014 UK
Welfare Minister Lord Freud apologises after saying some disabled people are
How Lord Freud's disability remarks landed him in deep water

Welfare Minister Lord Freud apologises after saying some disabled people are "not worth" the minimum wage. Why did he say this and what is the reaction of disabilities charities?