We have three questions that we believe IDS ought to be asked by the committee.
Tag Archives: Welfare
By European standards Britain’s benefits system is far from generous.
New shadow work and pensions secretary Rachel Reeves announced that Labour would be “tougher than the Tories” on benefits, while Tristram Hunt said Labour in government would back a version of education secretary Michael Gove’s flagship free schools programme.
One in four people are too ashamed to admit that they are in receipt of benefits, worried that people will think they are scroungers, according to a new survey.
Not much has changed with the Work Programme since the last set of results three months ago, and therein lies the problem.
Why is the government launching yet another crackdown on benefit fraud when it accounts for just a fraction of the welfare budget?
A damning report by the National Audit Office has severely criticised the government’s Universal Credit reforms.
It is well known these cuts have been savage, unfair, and that they seriously affect the disabled. But what if they actually targeted the disabled, hitting them the hardest, piling all the harshest cuts on the services that are actually the most vital?