Iain Duncan Smith
Iain Duncan Smith’s suggestion that child benefit should only be paid for the first two children in a family is symbolic, not practical. It is designed to plant the idea that poor people deserve to be poor.
Shadow work and pensions secretary says Conservative MPs apologised to her over Duncan Smith's claim that she had not bothered to vote.
The public spending watchdog has found further woes for the government's flagship welfare reforms programme.
The government’s reformed benefit programme is being rolled out to parents in the northwest today, revealing its slow progress.
Under the bedroom tax regime, a panic room built to keep a woman and her son safe from abuse has been deemed a “spare bedroom”.
While Iain Duncan Smith puts on a positive front for party conference, the saga of DWP’s welfare reforms continues.
Benefits claimants do not spend all their money on booze and fags if they are left to their own devices. Suggesting that they do is to adhere to a stereotype that isn’t supported by evidence.
Iain Duncan Smith is under further scrutiny as the public accounts committee accuses his department of obscuring problems with the universal credit scheme.
The pair are divided over where future welfare cuts should be made.
Ministers' claims contradicted as civil service head says "we shouldn't beat about the bush: it hasn't been signed off".