The decision to only provide help with childcare costs to those paying income tax means work will not pay for 900,000 families.
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.
The scale of our collective error is startling, as a new survey by Ipsos MORI shows.
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.
Regardless of the actual levels of need, the poor will lose out under the Chancellor's cap.
The party vowed to block further welfare cuts but the seven-day wait for benefits amounts to a £245m cut.
Balls signals that he is willing to support the Chancellor's new curbs on claimants, including a seven-day wait for benefits.
The Chancellor works on the assumption that voters have a boundless appetite for ever tighter welfare limits.