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Cuts to housing benefit, a further lowering of the overall welfare cap as well as reductions in in-work tax credits are all being considered by George Osborne.
A letter signed by more than 100 charities and the Mencap president, Brian Rix, said decades of advances for those with learning disabilities could be lost.
‘Extremely controversial’ ideas by civil servants include benefit freeze and making it harder for sick people to claim state aid, leaked papers show.
High unemployment, poverty and government cuts significantly associated with increased need for food aid, Oxford University research shows.
Labour is promising to scrap benefit sanction targets and low pay culture that it believes is forcing people to turn to food banks.
Shadow health secretary says rules forcing NHS contracts worth over £625,000 to be put out to tender were tabled on last day before parliamentary recess.
No 10 rules out sanctions reform as MPs find benefit penalties the biggest factor in use of food banks
Study shows gains for wealthier half of population, delivering a blow to George Osborne’s claims on fairness
Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission report predicts number of households in absolute poverty will rise by one third this decade