Iain Duncan Smith
By George Eaton - 23 October 08:36
The cap is less a serious act of policy than a political weapon designed to trap Labour on the wrong side of the argument and to demonise the unemployed.
By Laurie Penny - 17 September 10:21
The religious language of sin and shame informs Tory welfare rhetoric, with its pulpit-thumping over "strivers" and "scroungers". But their overhaul has nothing to do with compassion or principle.
By Lindsay Judge - 05 September 04:48
In working to deliver to an arbitrary timetable, Duncan Smith ignored sound programme management principles.
By George Eaton - 05 September 12:53
Darling reveals that while serving as Work and Pensions Secretary, he was told that the programme would be "very difficult" to implement and would cost more than it saved.
By George Eaton - 05 September 08:57
The Work and Pensions Secretary tried to pass the buck to the civil service but the NAO report says he never explained how "Universal Credit is meant to work".
By George Eaton - 15 August 08:28
New figures show that 320,738 more people are claiming housing benefit than in May 2010.
By George Eaton - 17 July 03:22
IDS will appear before the work and pensions select committee on 4 September to answer questions over his misrepresentation of welfare figures.
By George Eaton - 15 July 09:41
There's no evidence for his claim that 8,000 people moved into work as a result of the benefit cap but he "believes" it regardless.
By George Eaton - 15 July 08:35
Including why an out-of-work family is never better off than an in-work family, why it will cost more than it saves and why it will increase homelessness.
By Katie Schmuecker - 13 July 02:42
The decision to only provide help with childcare costs to those paying income tax means work will not pay for 900,000 families.