Shadow chancellor Ed Balls has said "there is no doubt" the Government's controversial "bedroom tax" is driving people to "the edge of despair".
Mr Balls was commenting after a family of a woman who committed suicide blamed the pressure of the tax for contributing to her death.
"There is no doubt that this policy is driving people to the edge of despair in their many thousands across the country," Mr Balls told Sky News.
He said: "David Cameron and George Osborne and Iain Duncan Smith should stand back from the rhetoric, which is always a little bit nasty and a little bit divisive, and say: 'What are we actually doing here?'"
Samaritans is available for anyone in any type of distress on 08457 90 90 90 in the UK or visit their website www.samaritans.org
More top news
There will be sunny spells for many but heavy showers will spread across the UK in the afternoon.
Children's Commissioner review found 28% of children in need of support were sent away because their illness was not deemed serious enough.
The former prime minister suggested a Jeremy Corbyn government would be a 'very dangerous experiment'.