One housing association says pensioners in the North could lose £1,700 a year
Staff are allowed an average of just 23 minutes to deal with complicated calls from cancer patients, people with organ failure and the recently bereaved
Some of the companies and charities pulled out after strong criticism of the Coalition government's Mandatory Work Activity scheme
Government fought in the courts for four years to keep the companies' identities a secret, saying it would damage their 'commercial interests'
Inquiries into the deaths of benefit claimants have revealed the government was repeatedly warned that vulnerable people were struggling to cope with benefit cuts, it has been reported.
Kenny Bailey says the decision to cut his benefits was made because he can 'walk 200 yards unaided' and 'get up from his chair'
The Universal Credit risked being reduced to little more than a complicated vehicle for cutting the benefits bill, says the Resolution Foundation
The figure is double the number of days lost because illnesses such as colds and flu
The new Work and Pensions Secretary was criticised in 2012 when it emerged he employed interns via the religious fundamentalist group and also reportedly took part in the scheme as an intern in the 1990s
Iain Duncan Smith quit the Cabinet and attacked the latest Budget's cuts to disability benefits as "indefensible"
Iain Duncan Smith announced his resignation on Friday
A few possible candidates to fill the hole at the top of the Department of Work and Pensions
The UK Statistics Authority warned that leaks can damage the reputation of the system
Pauline Fisher was dismissed just days before Christmas
The new system replaces the basic and additional pensions for people reaching the state retirement age from 6 April 2016
It deals a blow to David Cameron's pledge that restricting EU migrants from claiming in-work benefits will significantly reduce net immigration to the UK - a central plank to his EU renegotiation