Archive: Welfare And Pensions

On your bus!: IDS' unfortunate anecdote raised the spectre of Norman Tebbit

On yer bus, IDS tells jobless

Iain Duncan Smith has raised the spectre of Norman Tebbit's infamous "on yer bike" moment, by suggesting that people make greater efforts to travel to find work.

  • Poverty is rising among those in employment, according to IPPR's report

    Rise in 'working poor'

    A dramatic increase in unemployed poverty has been spared at the cost of a rise in the number of "working poor", the IPPR thinktank has suggested.

  • Carrot didn't work as well as the stick for incapacity benefit claimants - PAC

    Coalition warned over incapacity benefits 'failure'

    Reforms to the benefits system should bear in mind the Labour government's failure to transform the number of people claiming incapacity benefit, a major Commons committee has found.

  • Osborne was repeatedly asked about the £4bn cut today

    Osborne tackled on welfare cuts

    George Osborne managed to escape a parliamentary mauling today, after an urgent question was tabled on suggestions of a massive welfare cut.

  • The cuts come on top of those already announced in the emergency Budget

    Osborne to make £4bn further cuts in welfare

    Britain's welfare budget is set for an additional £4 billion of cuts, on top of the £11 billion shaved off under the emergency Budget in June, according to George Osborne.

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