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Welfare Reform

Asked if the Prime Minister had accepted Iain Duncan Smith’s view that marginal pension rates had been made worse in the Budget, the PMS said the Work and Pensions Secretary had been very clear both in his speech and the media interviews this morning that our welfare system needed fundamental reform.

Asked for the Prime Minister’s view on the possibility of the programme costing more money, the PMS referred to comments of the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions that over the last 10 years we had spent 60 billion more on the benefits system which is unsustainable. We need to get people out of the poverty trap, stuck on benefits, and in to work, which would benefit the economy.

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