Wealth accumulated by baby boomers will benefit younger generations says a report, but it will come too late to solve the housing crisis.Read the full story ›
A study of almost 1,500 people in the US, UK, Sweden and Italy found men under-report their income, while women are more honest.Read the full story ›
The plight of the homeless has been particularly acute over the last week as evening temperatures plummeted.
It's thought that more people will be sleeping rough this Christmas than ever before. But in Brighton a new European strategy to end homelessness has hit the streets - a city where rough sleepers have increased ten-fold since 2010.
Andy Dickenson reports and speaks to rough sleepers Paul Whiteman, Kayleigh Hannah and Chris Hughes, as well as organiser of Galvanise Brighton Kerry Holgate and volunteer Ellie Jack.
Protestors who say universal credit is leaving people in debt and facing eviction take to the streetsRead the full story ›
Philip Hammond delivered his Autumn Budget - a speech described by the political commentators as make-or break for the Chancellor. Fred and Sangeeta link to our comprehensive coverage.
Stamp duty for all first-time buyer purchases up to £300,000 is to be abolished immediately, Philip Hammond has announced in his Budget.Read the full story ›
The Chancellor said he will use the Budget to "invest to secure a bright future", in a signal he is ready to usher in the end of austerity.Read the full story ›
The Government announced plans to restrict the amount gamblers can wager on fixed odds betting machines, today.
Medway Council has led a long campaign against the terminals, and in Chatham a voluntary exclusion scheme was introduced to allow gambling addicts to ban themselves from betting shops.
Under the present rules it's possible to bet up to £18,000 in an hour. A former Army Major who received the Sword of Honour at Sandhurst, and then sold it to fuel his addiction, has spoken to us from his home in Tunbridge Wells about the devastation gambling has caused.
Andy Dickenson reports and hears from Justyn Larcombe, MP Tracey Crouch and Malcolm George of the Association of British Bookmakers.
A former British Army officer who lost almost £1 million through gambling believes the Government has "a lot more to do" to protect players.Read the full story ›
Teachers, parents and pupils from across the country joined politicians at Westminster calling for more money to be spent on schools. Phil Hornby reports.