Disability benefits: spending on the rise?
Overall spending on disability benefits is forecast to increase in the coming years, even after inflation is taken into account.
Economy introductions: how much the government owes
An introduction to government debt
How does the new benefit cap affect single mothers?
The new benefit cap is introduced on 7 November 2016. We look whether it affects single mothers, large families and those with higher rents more than others.
The IFS and the benefit cap
The Institute for Fiscal Studies said that the benefit cap used to almost exclusively affect families with a lot of children or high rents, but not any more.
Welfare sanctions and homelessness
A survey found that 39% of homeless people had been sanctioned. 21% became homeless because of it.
The changing face of welfare
Since 2010 the government has introduced a number of changes to the welfare system. We looked at how things have changed.
Do benefit fraud investigators outnumber tax inspectors 10:1?
We’ve looked into claims comparing the number of benefit fraud and tax evasion investigators.
Is spending on disability benefits going up or down?
Competing claims about spending on disability benefits count different types of disability benefits.
Universal Credit: will it "make work pay"?
There have been conflicting claims over whether Universal Credit will "make work pay".