Thursday, February 17, 2011

Nick Clegg intervenes to improve welfare reform

The Deputy Prime Minister's intervention has ensured the scrapping of plans to cut housing benefit from those unemployed for more than a year. Iain Duncan Smith, the Conservative Work and Pensions Minister, this morning said he'd been looking at the issue for a while, but added: "I'm fully at one with Nick and others on this. It's a very good idea that we don't have it in."

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