The first pilot schemes in the rollout of the coalition's benefit reforms are beginning today, but are facing criticism for not testing the way families will be affected.
The coalition's housing benefit changes are being hit by scathing criticism from MPs, in a report questioning the fundamental economic justification for the reforms.
Chris Grayling, minister for employment, defends the government's embattled workfare scheme
Katerina Rüdiger, skills policy adviser at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, comments on the government's embattled workfare scheme:
Jim McCarthy, chief executive officer of Poundland, comments on his firm's decision to withdraw from the government's workfare scheme:
Ministers have vowed to press ahead with their 'bedroom tax' on under-occupied council housing, after yet another government defeat in the Lords.
A government spokesperson responds to the IFS report: