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.
David Cameron defends the government's welfare reforms in the face of criticism and insists they are part of his "moral mission."
The work and pensions secretary defends the coalition's welfare reforms, which he says are making people feel "more secure" about the future.
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg launches an assault on "Chinese-style" welfare reforms being floated by the Tories.
Council tax bills for some of Britain's poorest households are set to more than double following the withdrawal of government grant.
Cracks in the government's welfare strategy open up after allies of Iain Duncan Smith round on George Osborne for announcing a further £12bn in benefit cuts.
George Osborne said he wanted to warn about "a dangerous new complacency" that he'd sensed on the economy. Privately, he and others at the top of the Tory party think they may have contributed to this