The Office for National Statistics said those without a job claiming Universal Credit rose to 2.1 million in April, up by 856k since March.
A woman who was paid £12,500 in fraudulent disability benefits has been given a 12-month community order after being filmed running at a dog show.
Staff working on the government's Universal Credit benefits system are being balloted for strikes in a dispute over workloads and recruitment, saying that they had been treated "with contempt".
Stephen Timms, the former shadow work and pensions secretary, said he hoped Amber Rudd could make changes to the Universal Credit system
Caroline Abrahams, Charity Director at Age UK has accused the Work and Pensions Secretary of “sneaking out” changes to pension credits that could leave some £7,000 worse off.
The director of policy at the Centre for Social Justice says the child benefit cap being scrapped for retrospective claimants is about "fairness" if they had children before the cap was introduced
Women affected by changes to the state pension age have won the first stage of their High Court challenge against the Government.
Labour claims Debbie Abrahams stepped down as shadow work and pensions secretary, but she says otherwise
The Conservatives announced a plan which includes employees having a statutory right to a year's unpaid leave to care for relatives