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Mr Duncan Smith disclosed last week that his 2017 target for the full introduction of Universal Credit is set to be missed
The number of public sector workers on low wages doubles to more than one million, with women and part-time staff disproportionately affected by squeeze on incomes
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
Grieving relatives and crime victims are among millions of people forced to pay premium rates to ring government helplines, a parliamentary committee reported today.
Management described as "extraordinarily poor" and "alarmingly weak" in new report
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.
One council tenant in three has been pushed into rent arrears since April, while tens of thousands in housing association properties are also affected
The Work and Pensions Secretary addressed the Commons after claims he misled Parliament over failures in the Government's flagship benefits reform programme
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'
A fall in breastfeeding harms the nation's health, and increases NHS spending
Atos Healthcare has been paid £754m for the tests since 2005
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