PM says government will no longer roll out changes that would have capped benefit for social housing and supported homes.
Government says it believes advance payments system solves problems around delays as Labour urges Tories to support motion to pause rollout of benefit.
Northern Ireland also expresses concerns, putting launch of flagship welfare reform in doubt.
Government decision comes after barrage of complaints that HMRC contractor was wrongly removing benefits from claimants.
Funding to shrink by 75% from March when work programme is replaced by much smaller work and health programme.
SNP raised concerns about ‘medieval’ clause that it says discriminates against those who may want larger families for religious reasons.
Tories face pressure to look at impact of welfare cuts on 11m disabled people after House of Lords report identifies series of failures.
David Cameron sets out plan to improve life chances of the ‘left behind’, insisting strategy compatible with welfare cuts.
Shadow work and pensions secretary says differences between tax credits and new welfare system are discriminatory and leave families worse off.
Health service ombudsman partially upholds Linda Cooksey’s complaint over case of her late brother Tim Salter.
Chancellor to spell out how axe will fall on Whitehall budgets that were not protected in election manifesto pledge.
Dr Jed Boardman says work capability assessment causes distress for people with severe problems and has led to relapses.
‘Hunger is being used as a weapon,’ says veteran director, calling for public rage over situation he says is worse than when he made Cathy Come Home in 1966.
Study says government’s obsession with shrinking size of state is straining public services and further cuts will harm growth.
Compromise over chancellor’s controversial measure will hit same people already losing their tax credits.
Institute for Public Policy research says alternative to tax credits cuts could save £2.4bn but would hit 4.8 million households.
Ahead of the spending review, 10 London mental health trusts warn against raiding their budgets to plug funding shortfalls in acute hospitals
Research links additional 590 suicides and 725,000 antidepressant prescriptions over three years to impact of work capability assessment.
George Osborne is considering housing benefit cuts to pay for a partial climb down on tax credit changes, according to a government source.
Labour and Lib Dem peers will use debate on reform to warn of child poverty surge.