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.
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.
Chancellor George Osborne will deliver his fifth budget on Wednesday. It is bound to include measures that could not have been predicted, but here is what we can expect.
Hundreds of thousands of pounds in housing benefit payments have "disappeared" after being paid to one of Britain's biggest property agents, Channel 4 News can reveal.
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?
As the prime minister insists that he has a strong moral case for welfare reform, campaigners warn that, in an already unequal society, the changes are falling unfairly on the poorest.