FactCheck: how many benefits claimants are addicts?
Iain Duncan Smith wants to see benefits loaded onto cards to stop claimants spending cash on drugs and booze. How big is the problem?
FactCheck: Work Programme still under pressure to prove its worth
The government’s back-to-work programme is praised by ministers but damned as a failure by the unions. FactCheck referees.
FactCheck update: DWP fail to explain disappearing “workfare” document
“Confusion reigns, and despite repeated phone calls and several days to think about it, DWP has declined to clarify the situation.”
The Work Programme – still a work in progress
They’re on drink, on drugs and on benefits by the thousands, according to new figures. But how will the Government get Britain’s addicts back to work?