Writing about Universal Credit is a bit like writing about a celebrity marriage. You know it’s in trouble , you just don’t know how much or exactly why.
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Universal credit not a ‘disaster’ – Iain Duncan Smith
The government is criticised by the public spending watchdog for the way it has handled preparations for its new universal credit, with ministers unsure how it would work and £34m written off.
Iain Duncan Smith petition delivered to DWP
As the petition calling for Iain Duncan Smith to live on £53 a week reaches nearly half a million signatures, the man who started it says it has sent “a powerful message to the government”.
Ian Duncan Smith: no ‘clarity’ until negotiations are complete
Earlier I spoke to leading Brexiteer Iain Duncan Smith. I put it to him that the afterglow of the Prime Minister’s Florence speech, already seems to have evaporated?
Ian Duncan Smith Interview
Krishnan spoke to former Conservative party leader and one of the leading Brexiteers in the referendum campaign – Iain Duncan Smith.
Coalition’s benefit reforms are on track – Duncan Smith
Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith rejects claims that the introduction of the government’s flagship universal credit reforms is in chaos.
Duncan Smith defiant as disabled benefit changes bite
The work and pensions secretary says the current system is “ridiculous” and government reforms are simply “common sense”.
Duncan Smith tells firms: hire British
Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith urges businesses to recruit jobless British youths, rather than hiring migrant workers.
Duncan Smith unveils welfare reforms
In a White Paper published today, the Work and Pensions Secretary, Iain Duncan Smith, sets out his plans to cut Britain’s £192 billion benefits bill and unveil the new universal credit.
Duncan Smith: universal benefit deal could cut £9bn
Millions of people who claim welfare benefits could see them scrapped – and replaced with one “universal credit” under a deal agreed with the Treasury.
Conservatives appeal for unity after worst local election loss since 1995
On the one hand – an appeal for Tory unity – and senior ministers calling for a compromise with Labour to make sure Brexit is delivered. But at the same time – former Conservative leader Iain Duncan Smith is telling Theresa May it’s time to go. All this after the Tories’ worst local election result since 1995 with the loss of more than 1300 council seats.
Cameron insists he supports Osborne in budget row
Downing Street says George Osborne “absolutely” has the full support of David Cameron after the government was plunged into turmoil by Iain Duncan Smith’s resignation.
IDS: ‘I know what it’s like to look for work’
The Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith insists that he does know what it’s like to look for work.
Will Universal Credit restore ‘fairness’ to the system?
Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith is able to announce Universal Credit would be fully rolled out, but Labour claims it is already a “failed programme” due urgent review.