Cash benefits have helped reduce the impact of the downturn on Britain's middle income families, figures show.
Read Ed Miliband's speech on the mansion tax and a 10p rate, in full and unedited.
Labour has unveiled five pledges to help struggling families ahead of the local election campaign.
People want to know why they can't raise their children in the kind of place they were raised.
The prime minister will lay out today the government's plans to curb the rising cost of living,amid deepening concerns over rising premiums.
Labour leader Ed Miliband comments on Nick Clegg's speech on income tax and Britain at 'boiling point':
Nick Clegg has pledged to accelerate moves to remove income tax payments for the first £10,000 people earn.
Ed Miliband's "squeezed middle" phrase has been chosen as 'word of the year' by Oxford University Press in the UK and US.