Private companies who win government contracts to help the jobless find work are “parking” some of the most disadvantaged people on benefits, MPs warn today.
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Thursday 09 May 2013
Iain Duncan Smith faced embarrassment after he was chided by the statistics watchdog over claims he made trumpeting the success of a Government key welfare reform.
Monday 08 April 2013
Chancellor insists 'public agrees' with changes to disability benefits
Friday 05 April 2013
Tuesday 12 March 2013
Foster carers and parents of serving armed forces personnel will be exempted from welfare deductions if they have spare rooms, Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith has announced.
Tuesday 08 January 2013
Two balding men who look remarkably alike went head-to-head in the Commons today, trading statistics and insults with a pleasing symmetry.
Labour defends plans to deprive the long-term unemployed of benefits if they refuse to take job offer
Friday 04 January 2013
Labour today defended its plans to deprive the long-term unemployed of their benefits if they refuse to take up the offer of a “guaranteed” job.
Wednesday 02 January 2013
Iain Duncan Smith’s campaign to show how the welfare system discourages claimants from working was backed up yesterday with newly published figures from his department about how different groups have fared under the recession.
Tuesday 27 November 2012
The Government will today order private firms running its schemes to help the jobless find work to “raise their game” as official figures show its £5bn Work Programme has made a disappointing start.
Monday 15 October 2012
A student who ended up stuck in a tree after falling 3,000ft (914m) when his canopy failed to open on his very first parachute jump was “very fortunate”, firefighters have said.
Wednesday 03 October 2012
The Labour leadership slapped down a shadow minister last night who suggested that a Miliband government could target universal benefits such as the winter fuel allowance and free bus passes for pensioners.
Sunday 29 April 2012
While Ed Miliband aims to take the north of England, expectations are low for Nick Clegg's party
Tuesday 28 February 2012
Warnings that police were investigating fraud allegations involving Emma Harrison's company were not passed to David Cameron before he appointed her as his "families tsar", Downing Street said yesterday.
Monday 01 August 2011
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Monday 04 July 2011
Plans to impose an annual limit on benefit payments could be ambushed in the House of Lords following a warning from within Whitehall that the move risked making 40,000 families homeless.
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