Category Archives: IDS Iain Duncan Smith

Bedroom tax debate

The Labour party has called an opposition day debate on the subject of the bedroom tax. The bedroom tax has proved hugely disruptive to poor families and the disabled. The debate may be ongoing now or I may have missed … Continue reading

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‘Truly shocking’ that the private-school educated and affluent middle class still run Britain, says Sir John Major

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/conservative/10439303/Truly-shocking-that-the-private-school-educated-and-affluent-middle-class-still-run-Britain-says-Sir-John-Major.html The dominance of a private-school educated elite and well-heeled middle class in the “upper echelons” of public life in Britain is “truly shocking”, Sir John Major has said. The dominance of a private-school educated elite and well-heeled middle class … Continue reading

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Catastrophic Commons report dismantles IDS’ universal credit scheme

http://www.politics.co.uk/news/2013/11/07/catastrophic-commons-report-dismantles-ids-universal-credit Iain Duncan Smith’s universal credit scheme has been so badly managed it is about to to write-off up to £425 million, according to a devastating Commons report. In a humiliating moment for the work and pensions secretary, the public … Continue reading

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Single parents ‘biggest losers’ from IDS’ welfare reforms

http://www.politics.co.uk/news/2013/10/30/single-parents-biggest-losers-from-ids-welfare-reforms Iain Duncan Smith’s flagship universal credit reforms will make life for working single parents harder rather than easier, according to a report out today. The Gingerbread charity suggested there would be very little financial incentive for those in or … Continue reading

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