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Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith has refused requests to meet the leaders of a major food bank charity and accused them of “scaremongering”, it has emerged.
John Rentoul speculates on the pearls of wisdom offered by the premier to the public schoolboy he once was
Mr Duncan Smith disclosed last week that his 2017 target for the full introduction of Universal Credit is set to be missed
Around 700,000 claimants will not transfer to the new system until 2018 at the earliest, Department of Work and Pensions admits
Despite the recent deaths on London's roads, Johnson seems to believe that it is the personal choices of cyclists that determine their safety
Does anyone think turning up on a daily basis will really help?
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
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.
The world we think we live in simply does not exist, and the media and politicians share the blame
If you read the tabloids you might think the UK is full of asylum seekers lazing about in Hampstead council mansions
These departments only account for around 20 per cent of the cuts George Osborne needs to make
A cap on the amount of benefits people can receive begins today in a policy that is being trialled in parts of the capital.
Former chief economist at the DWP accuses the former Conservative Party leader of misrepresenting government statistics
Ministers tonight significantly scaled back plans to begin piloting their controversial universal credit programme next month amid fears that the scheme is behind schedule and facing major problems.