Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith has said that housing benefit changes that have been introduced today are about "fairness".
In response to criticisms of the so-called 'bedroom tax', he said: "The reality is this is about getting our housing benefit back into order".
"This is about fairness. It's about fairness to those who pay vast sums of money in taxation to see that people living in subsidised accommodation who often don't use the bedrooms they've got, while others in overcrowded accommodation.... they can't get the accommodation they need.
"This is a nonsense problem that was created by the last government who didn't build enough housing and didn't manage the housing stock properly".
New rules on housing benefit come into effect today as the Government begins the biggest shake-up in the history of the welfare system.
Daybreak's Sue Jameson reports:
The chair of the Hillsborough Family Support Group has reacted to the IPCC's finding that former West Yorkshire police chief Sir Norman Bettison "has a case to answer" for his actions in the wake of the Hillsborough report.
Margaret Aspinall, who lost her 18-year-old son, James, in the disaster, said it was "another step on the road to justice" for the 96 victims.
"In the IPCC's own words, this was gross misconduct and, in my mind, that is a very serious offence and the fact that he resigned should not mean that this report is the end of it"
"We want to see him stripped of his honours - his knighthood and his Honorary Fellowship from Liverpool John Moores University.
"I believe he resigned to protect his pension and his behaviour has shown he is not deserving of that pension."
The chairman of the West Yorkshire Police Federation, Jon Christopher, told Calendar:
"Clearly Sir Norman is no longer a serving officer. It is now open to the public debate to see what, if anything, can be done against him if that's the will of the public."
"It was the IPCC's view at the start of the investigation, as it was the view of his Police Authority, that Sir Norman's actions, if proven, fell so far short of what is expected of a Chief Constable that dismissal would be justified.
"The evidence uncovered during the investigation supports that view".
It's been revealed the Chief Constable of South Yorkshire Police has been forced to apologise for an internal email discussing the way the force should deal with the most recent Hillsborough inquiry.
South Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner Shaun Wright said he was disappointed in the language used in the email which was sent in September last year - before the Hillsborough panel's report was published.
In it, David Crompton is quoted as saying parts of the Hillsborough campaigners' version of events had 'become the truth, even though it isn't'. Mr Crompton said tonight he was sorry if his words caused any offence.
Two women and a child have been seriously injured after the car they were travelling in was hit by a train at a level crossing in South Yorkshire.
British Transport Police said the child has been airlifted to hospital.
A woman and a child have been seriously hurt after their car was hit by a train at a railway crossing in Finningley, South Yorkshire.
It is understood no passengers travelling on the train were injured.
South Yorkshire Police have sealed off a ditch in Doncaster following the discovery of the body of a teenage boy.