Archive: Benefits

Rachel Reeves enjoys a joke with Ed Balls on a visit to a construction site. The shadow work and pensions secretary is making her first major speech in the post today.

Stealing Tory clothes? Labour to strip people of benefits if they turn down English classes

Labour will challenge the Conservatives' dominance of welfare issues today, with a pledge to strip jobseekers of benefits if they turned down classes in English, numeracy or IT.

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