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Around 700,000 claimants will not transfer to the new system until 2018 at the earliest, Department of Work and Pensions admits
UK workers can expect a pension worth just 32.6 per cent of final pay when they retire, compared to a 54.4 per cent average across the OECD
Sir Jeremy personally intervenes to stop Work and Pensions Secretary blaming Robert Devereux for universal credit programme debacle
Plight of MP’s brother raises questions about fairness of controversial welfare reform
Sharp rise in the projected number of people aged 80 and over in next 25 years
The financial savings generated by the “bedroom tax” may have been significantly exaggerated by the Government, according to research which shows the controversial policy is likely to save £160m less in its first year than the projected £480m.
Government as a whole took almost 15,000 domestic flights in 2012-13
Does anyone think turning up on a daily basis will really help?
Department for Work and Pensions beset by ‘weak management and poor governance’ according to the Government's own auditors, while benefits programme attacked as ‘titanic IT disaster’ by opposition
Report slams Britain's poorest parents for not preparing their children to begin lessons at five, and criticises education system for not doing more to promote 'social justice'
The idea is to encourage people to save something for retirement, but can you opt out?
Mark Hawthorn wrongly claimed £88,000 over nine years
More than 40 per cent of the reports carried out on disability benefit claimants by the back-to-work assessor Atos are flawed and unacceptable, according to an audit commissioned by the Government.
Tracing agencies working on behalf of leading financial and legal companies used a 43-page ‘Blaggers’ Manual’ to train their staff
Some working families will be worse off under Iain Duncan Smith's flagship Universal Credit - even though it was intended to encourage people back into work, according to research published today.
Astonishing claim from the millionaire welfare minister