Gordon Brown has been accused of backing away from his pledge to eradicate child poverty.
A government scheme designed to help rough sleepers into work or training will be expanded after the Department for Communities and Local Government agreed to more funding.
Council tax benefit must be made easier to claim, MPs have said.
The Labour government will focus on narrowing the divide between rich and poor if it wins a fourth parliamentary term.
The government has announced plans to devolve further powers to local levels in an effort to encourage economic development in the country's poorest areas.
Social housing will feature noticeably in the government's pledge to build three million new homes, ministers have claimed.
Gordon Brown has signalled the beginning of the end for the proposed super casino plans.
David Cameron has reignited the family values debate by claiming marriage could fix the UK's "broken society".
The Liberal Democrats have increased the pressure on the government to address rising levels of personal debt.
David Cameron has launched another push to change the image of his party after a month of backbench mutterings and open rebellion.
The government is to identify at risk children in the womb, as part of a bid to tackle the 'hardcore' vestiges of social exclusion.
Tony Blair has urged voters to focus on their daily life when assessing Labour's ten years in power.
Gordon Brown is leaving his ten-year tenure as chancellor "on a high" but risks leaving behind a legacy of debt, an influential economic forecast has concluded.
Disadvantaged groups will benefit most from new government initiatives designed to extend patient choice in the NHS, the health secretary Patricia Hewitt has claimed.
The House of Lords last night voted against the government order on casinos, leaving culture secretary Tessa Jowell struggling to claim plans are "very much alive".
The government's treatment of failed asylum seekers goes against "human decency" and needs to be reformed, a report published today has argued.
Tony Blair and Gordon Brown are on course to miss their targets on child poverty, as new figures show the number of children in relative poverty has increased.
'Red tape' is stultifying childhood, the Conservatives argued today.
Families at risk of social exclusion need personalised support from health and social services, ministers have urged.
The 2012 Olympics will cost more than £9 billion, culture secretary Tessa Jowell announced today, nearly three times the original estimates.
Tony Blair has welcomed news that new cases of homelessness have fallen by 20 per cent but warned there is no room for complacency.
Young people forced to leave home are one of the biggest causes of homelessness, the housing minister said today while announcing a raft of new measures to tackle youth homelessness.
Broad based policies aimed at encouraging marriage will do nothing to help the most disadvantaged families, the prime minister said today.
Nine years of a Labour government have failed to tackle the "grotesque" inequalities which scar British society, Liberal Democrat MPs have warned.