Labour have marked a step-change in their attitude to welfare, with shadow cabinet minister Liam Byrne saying it is time
Some benefits claimants could be left "destitute" as a result of the Government's welfare reforms, even though they are genuinely
Anglican bishops have called for the government to drop its plans to cap benefits at £500 per week for families, saying that
Maggie's out and has been for a long time. Leave the old Iron Lady alone.
I am interested in two things. What can be done on Work Programme to get it working really well as quickly as possible so we help those in need and deliver this service with our partners? And what more needs to be done with Work Programme to tackle youth unemployment?
PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Bad businesses and bad neighbours are to be targeted by Labour leader Ed Miliband in his keynote speech
Flagship reforms of the welfare system are in serious danger of arriving late and billions of pounds over budget, or even
The UK has just posted another set of dreary employment figures. With public sector job losses hitting the market as local and central government departments adjust to last year's spending review, unemployment is up.
Recent polling from YouGov@Cambridge on attitudes to the state, tax and spending, conducted as part of a large-scale survey of UK voters in May 2011, throws up some challenges for both the political left and right. But it also highlights the value of scratching beneath the surface of conventional survey questions on these issues. For better or worse, political arguments about the state, tax and spending will dominate this Parliament. Survey questions such as these can help us look beneath standard polling on the subject to try and understand better this complex and fascinating terrain of public opinion.
James Purnell's politics on welfare are simply poisonous; they will not save the welfare state but kill it stone dead. Labour should reject them if it really does love the welfare state and instead of decimating it rebuild it as something we can once again be proud of; rather than kill it with fake kindness.