Another Tory MP claimed school meal vouchers were "effectively" a cash payment to brothels and drug dealers.
Move likened to the encroachment to the "big brother state".
290,000 people on middle-incomes have unsuccessfully tried to claim benefits during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Giving early access to the state pension could reduce the pressure on 16-24-year olds to find employment and reduce the future skills gap, say leading tax advisory firm Blick Rothenberg.
Universal Credit 'loans' trap new claimants in a cycle of debt and leave them unable to afford repayments.
Removing the £20 a week uplift to Universal Credit will take money out of the economy, report says.
‘No excuse’ for Tories failure to provide financial support to millions while refusing to tackle tax avoidance
Tory government accused of failing to support millions of small businesses and workers hit by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Bill fails to provide sufficient protections for migrants and disabled survivors of abuse.
PM rejects Marcus Rashford’s petition to extend free school meals – but England star vows to fight on
A defiant Rashford has refused to back down, saying no child should be going hungry.
Poverty charity calls for changes to reduce benefits stigma.
"The children affected are on a cliff edge, and the pandemic will only sweep them further into danger."
UK government "is not providing robust support and protections for those most at risk."
PM Boris Johnson urged to increase benefits and retain the £20 a week increase to Universal Credit.