Iain Duncan Smith
By George Eaton - 23 January 09:07
The Work and Pensions Secretary wanted welfare reform to be defined by Universal Credit. It has been defined by the bedroom tax.
By Tom Belger - 15 January 04:09
Duncan Smith's crusade to force eight million people onto a botched new benefit is a recipe for debt, eviction, poverty and distress.
By George Eaton - 13 January 03:59
Work and Pensions Secretary says "we will keep the policy under review" when asked whether the cap could be reduced from £26,000.
By Rick Muir - 20 December 03:40
As Andrew Adonis argues, successful reforms are incremental and build on existing best-practice, rather than trying to reinvent the wheel.
By George Eaton - 10 December 03:44
More bad news for Duncan Smith as the National Audit Office says there are "considerable weaknesses" in the department's financial controls over the programme.
By George Eaton - 09 December 08:58
The Work and Pensions Secretary says he "never wanted to dwell on figures" after the OBR forecasts less than 10% of his original target will be met.
By George Eaton - 05 December 10:51
On the day of George Osborne's Autumn Statement, the Work and Pensions Secretary finally admits that he will miss his Universal Credit deadline of 2017.
By George Eaton - 03 December 02:37
New figures show just 2,150 are claiming the payment, leaving the government 997,850 short of its original target of one million.
By George Eaton - 07 November 09:14
If the doctrine of ministerial responsibility means anything, the Work and Pensions Secretary should have resigned over the failure of Universal Credit long ago.
By George Eaton - 28 October 01:36
The new welfare system has been launched in just one new area, Hammersmith, rather than six as planned.