Benefit payments can be stopped for between four weeks and three years if claimants break rules such as missing appointments or deciding not to take a job they are offered
The Behavioural Insights Team says using the threat of sanctions may be counterproductive
MPs say the tax credit errors are partly HMRC’s fault
'The box symbolises is that every child is equal'
The Fabian Society says a new 'individual credit' payment should be paid on top of other benefits
‘We have to think radically about how we bring about a more just and more equal society in Britain, how we develop policies that achieve that’
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'
Now we have the stats to prove what we knew all along – welfare cuts are based on stereotypes not evidence
We don’t think a handsomely paid chief executive might be demotivated by their large income, but suggest £70 a week for every citizen would mean we’d take to our couches en masse
One Vietnam War veteran who was supposed to receive benefits was declared dead twice, and his local sandwich shop started calling him 'the dead guy'
In an age of increasing lifestyle regulation, a basic income would open the door to state diktat over consumption
Philippa Stroud, who co-founded a think-tank with Mr Duncan Smith, said he was frustrated that certain groups appeared to be shouldering the burden of austerity considerably more than others.
Chancellor under pressure to compromise over the plans to reduce Personal Independence Payments
George Osborne is set to deliver the new budget this Wednesday
Labour described the figures as a 'disgrace'