Opinion

My child was awarded disability benefits after five years of fighting. Why don't I feel victorious?
disability benefits/ mother and child
Cathy Reay

My child was awarded disability benefits after five years of fighting. Why don't I feel victorious?

Cathy Reay never imagined that it would take five years to convince the DWP that her disabled child deserved to receive disability benefits. They were one of the lucky ones, she writes. The system is failing thousands of disabled people, often with far more dangerous consequences.
Four million Brits struggle with problem debt. Now's the time for the next government to step up
debt
Vikki Brownridge

Four million Brits struggle with problem debt. Now's the time for the next government to step up

This government failed to end rough sleeping – so now they're trying to police it out of existence
The Criminal Justice Bill criminalises rough sleeping
Tom Kerridge

This government failed to end rough sleeping – so now they're trying to police it out of existence

BBC Breakfast's Naga Munchetty: This is how we stamp out teenage misogyny and sexism
Naga Munchetty

BBC Breakfast's Naga Munchetty: This is how we stamp out teenage misogyny and sexism

We need more women MPs – but we can't just expect women to stand for election. We must act
Lyanne Nicholl

We need more women MPs – but we can't just expect women to stand for election. We must act

How the Northern Ballet's empty orchestra pit perfectly sums up UK's arts crisis 
Naomi Pohl

How the Northern Ballet's empty orchestra pit perfectly sums up UK's arts crisis 

Tories won't let the UN investigate rise of food banks in UK. Labour must welcome them
Philip Alston UN investigates poverty, food poverty and food banks
Alex Firth

Tories won't let the UN investigate rise of food banks in UK. Labour must welcome them

Why we need a safe, competent pair of hands for our political challenges
Paul McNamee

Why we need a safe, competent pair of hands for our political challenges

'I'm terrified': Disabled and mentally ill people share harrowing experiences of benefits system
rishi sunak/ dwp disability benefits changes
Benefits

'I'm terrified': Disabled and mentally ill people share harrowing experiences of benefits system

Why it's time for Conservative animal rights advocates to step up and be counted
David Holroyd

Why it's time for Conservative animal rights advocates to step up and be counted

Humanity is a bigger threat to the planet than any asteroid
Steven MacKenzie

Humanity is a bigger threat to the planet than any asteroid

Sunak acts like his benefits crackdown impacts the whole UK – but it's far messier than that
rishi sunak/ welfare
Ruth Patrick

Sunak acts like his benefits crackdown impacts the whole UK – but it's far messier than that

Disabled renters need protection – and the Tories' watered-down renter reforms don't deliver it
spring budget/ disabled people
Nadia Whittome

Disabled renters need protection – and the Tories' watered-down renter reforms don't deliver it

Britain has a serious money problem. Financial literacy must be taught in primary schools
John Asthana Gibson

Britain has a serious money problem. Financial literacy must be taught in primary schools

Whoever is named London mayor has a big job ahead of them to eradicate rough sleeping
Sadiq Khan on rough sleeping in London
Alexia Murphy

Whoever is named London mayor has a big job ahead of them to eradicate rough sleeping

Disabled people are trapped in a housing crisis of the government's own making
Kevin Carvell

Disabled people are trapped in a housing crisis of the government's own making

I know how to make the DWP better and get more people into work – but they're just not listening
dwp/ mel stride
John McDonough

I know how to make the DWP better and get more people into work – but they're just not listening

Voyager 1's galactic mixtape, extending a hand of welcome to the universe 
Paul McNamee

Voyager 1's galactic mixtape, extending a hand of welcome to the universe 

DWP has the power to help people. Why is it choosing to threaten disabled people instead?
dwp
Sumi Rabindrakumar

DWP has the power to help people. Why is it choosing to threaten disabled people instead?

Has the two-child benefit cap put 'fairness' before children's best interests?
Louise Bazalgette and Simran Motiani

Has the two-child benefit cap put 'fairness' before children's best interests?

Tory renting reforms could be 'catastrophic' for victims of domestic abuse. Here's why
the Renters Reform Bill could have repercussions for women experiencing domestic abuse
Judith Vickress

Tory renting reforms could be 'catastrophic' for victims of domestic abuse. Here's why

Responsible landlords need confidence in Tory renting reforms to prevent homelessness
Ben Beadle

Responsible landlords need confidence in Tory renting reforms to prevent homelessness

We have no long-term housing plan. Here's why the Church of England is stepping up to fix it
Bishop for housing Dr Guli Francis-Dehqani says it will take more than political leaders to end England's housing crisis, including the housing sector, the royals and the Church. Image: Church of England
Dr Guli Francis-Dehqani

We have no long-term housing plan. Here's why the Church of England is stepping up to fix it

Alex Sobel MP: 'We need a serious, long-term and science-led plan to tackle climate emergency'
Alex Sobel MP
Earth Day

Alex Sobel MP: 'We need a serious, long-term and science-led plan to tackle climate emergency'

TV portrayals of social workers are harming the profession. We need to change the script
Colum Conway

TV portrayals of social workers are harming the profession. We need to change the script