Due to changes in the council tax system, as many as two million low-income families will see their tax bill increase in the next financial year.
More than half a million British children will live below the poverty line by 2015, the TUC has warned in a disputed report.
Politicians could manage to eradicate extreme poverty for good, MPs are urging, ahead of a key international summit next week.
The government's flagship welfare reforms could be making people in work worse off, in a move which would discourage longer working hours.
Massive cuts to welfare will increase poverty without reducing people's dependency on the state.
The prime minister gives a speech on the importance of family planning around the world in tackling poverty and human rights issues. Read it in full here.
A huge minority of British families are not attaining a "decent" standard of living, according to a new report.
Iain Duncan Smith is set to redefine child poverty completely, as politicians face up to their failure to deal with the issue.
The government's deficit reduction strategy is devastating those with the lowest incomes, a report out today claims.
First things first: don't confuse correlation with causality.
Inflation is worsening the gap between the rich and poor as rising fuel prices batter the incomes of lower income groups, a new report shows.
The inequality in life expectancy in the UK is as bad as it was in the Great Depression, new research has found.
Both rich and poor people in Britain think their earnings are closer to the average than they actually are, according to research published today.
A Tory bill to scrap the minimum wage was withdrawn today and postponed to next month, putting an end to Labour's campaign to keep their anti-poverty policy.
The government has publish a white paper on social mobility, with a strong focus on funding early-years education.
All the key measures in the government's new social mobility white paper.
Gordon Brown has tasked Alan Milburn with improving the life chances of Britain's poorest children, as a report published today reveals class is still the biggest factor in success.
Social mobility continues to blight Britain, a major report concludes, prompting criticism of the government's record on the issue.
The Tories will attempt to steal Labour's traditional political territory today when shadow chancellor George Osborne claims the Conservatives are better placed to address poverty.
Britain's "broken society" is one where "fairness is in danger of being forgotten", Chris Grayling has warned.
Up to 100,000 households could be lifted out of fuel poverty after the government persuaded the UK's six largest energy suppliers to increase the amount they spend on social programmes.
The government has renewed its commitment to ending rough sleeping as far as possible.
The government has formally dropped plans for a Las Vegas-style supercasino.
Millions of women will now lose out on their full state pension after the government quietly reneged on a deal that would have allowed them to access full payment.
Social mobility in the UK has not improved since the 1970s, despite ten years of a Labour government, a report by the Sutton Trust finds today.