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Reforms will tackle poverty and get Britain working again

27 May 2010

The new Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Iain Duncan Smith set out his vision today for improving the quality of life of the worst off in Britain.

Calling for an end to a culture of welfare dependency by bringing the welfare system into the 21st century, Iain Duncan Smith set out the critical need to make work pay and end the absurd situation where some of the poorest face huge penalties for trying to get off benefits and into work.

State of the Nation Report

27 May 2010

The "State of the Nation Report: Poverty, worklessness and welfare dependency in the UK" is published today. It sets out a comprehensive assessment of poverty in the UK establishing a clear "state of the nation" overview as the Government advances its aims of tackling poverty and improving life chances.

New Secretary of State announced

12 May 2010

Iain Duncan Smith is the new Secretary of State for Work and Pensions.