Iain Duncan Smith
The programme will now apply to just ten job centres, less than 1.5 per cent, this October.
The paper admits it was wrong to state that 878,000 people on incapacity benefit dropped their claims, rather than face a new medical assessment.
Ahead of Duncan Smith's grilling by MPs, a new study shows 92 per cent of claimants are unprepared for the new system in at least one area.
Like Fitzgerald’s doomed, self-fictionalising hero Jay Gatsby, the Work and Pensions Secretary has constructed a personal narrative for himself that doesn’t quite take in all the facts. Look deeper, and you discover the powerful ideology and lack of empat
With its age-blind design, Universal Credit is a missed opportunity to tackle the UK’s demographic challenge.
The work and pensions select committee launches an inquiry after Duncan Smith was rebuked by the UK Statistics Authority for misrepresenting figures on the benefit cap.
David Cameron promised to lead "the most open and transparent government in the world", but he and his ministers have repeatedly manipulated data for political purposes.
The claim that 8,000 people moved into work as a result of the benefit cap is "unsupported by the official statistics", says the UK Statistics Authority.
So much of what Iain Duncan Smith and his department is doing is based on empirical sand.
The Work and Pensions Secretary says he “would encourage” those who don't need the money to return it to the state.