Welfare to Work

Making Work pay ??

Making Work Pay

The original position



The position now

Yesterday Iain Duncan Smith admitted that the Chancellors decision to cutt working tax credits and award a 5.2 per cent increase in unemployment benefits would make it less likely that welfare claimants would seek employment.

The Work and Pensions Secretary said the £1.2million cut by Chancellor George Osborne last week would “reduce” the differential between benefits and a job.

Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary Liam Byrne said the Tories had “broken the cardinal rule of welfare reform that work should pay”.


The question is, what would Labour do and how would it do it?

We now know that the policy difference between Labour and the Coalition government is wafer thin…..

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