Benefits cap 'encouraging work'

Salisbury Journal: Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith said new figures show the benefit cap is 'already a success' Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith said new figures show the benefit cap is 'already a success'

The impending introduction of the Government's cap on benefits is already driving claimants to find jobs, Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith has said.

Eight months before the limit on the amount households can claim comes into force, Mr Duncan Smith said that what was described as "operational data" showed 1,700 people who "might" have been affected had now found work.

Another 5,000 were said to have indicated they would like to receive support to get back into employment.

"These figures show the benefit cap is already a success and is actively encouraging people back to work," Mr Duncan Smith said in a statement.

"They also show that Labour's criticism of the cap was nothing but needless scaremongering and opposition for opposition's sake.

"It's sheer madness that people on benefits can be getting as much as a higher rate taxpayer earns.

"We need a welfare state that acts as a safety net and encourages people back to work, not traps them in out-of-work dependency."

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6:05am Mon 16 Jul 12

jenkinsroy says...

you are talking ****
Iain Duncan Smith there
are no jobs no money
all you have do is make us all poor ill haeth and turn to crime to live and
your d.w.p. is in totel
meltdown the infore you
get is lies i know im on phone to them every day saw you better get them some help now and stop takeing
and get your finger out now
before it all crashes down
at your feet now do someing now not next week now now now and stop printing this crap
you are talking **** Iain Duncan Smith there are no jobs no money all you have do is make us all poor ill haeth and turn to crime to live and your d.w.p. is in totel meltdown the infore you get is lies i know im on phone to them every day saw you better get them some help now and stop takeing and get your finger out now before it all crashes down at your feet now do someing now not next week now now now and stop printing this crap jenkinsroy
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6:22am Mon 16 Jul 12

jenkinsroy says...

Work and Pensions Secretary
MR Iain Duncan Smith
before you sort out the D.W.P you can sort my benifies out and pay me what
the lawer say i need to live off you are under paying me now so sort it out
then. i do not need to be on phone all day with jobcenterplus. about it
give me a ring o.k. your D.W.P have my numer before i go to courts off humen right in bruseles where you and this goverment can exsplain what is going on with the benifit money
for me and all the other on
state benifits time to answer is now all off you
benifits offices if they can cope if they say yes there lieing to you send someone in to see now now ?????????????
Work and Pensions Secretary MR Iain Duncan Smith before you sort out the D.W.P you can sort my benifies out and pay me what the lawer say i need to live off you are under paying me now so sort it out then. i do not need to be on phone all day with jobcenterplus. about it give me a ring o.k. your D.W.P have my numer before i go to courts off humen right in bruseles where you and this goverment can exsplain what is going on with the benifit money for me and all the other on state benifits time to answer is now all off you benifits offices if they can cope if they say yes there lieing to you send someone in to see now now ????????????? jenkinsroy
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6:45am Mon 16 Jul 12

lucewindscreen says...

ian duncan ss-smith a nasty piece of work!
ian duncan ss-smith a nasty piece of work! lucewindscreen
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9:01am Mon 16 Jul 12

zebedeemm says...

I think this lot should go back to school to learn how to spell. Then maybe they will be able to get a job! That said, the new system is a shambles. I know one man that has no legs, and only one arm, and he has been deemed fit to work. How disabled do you need to be to be able to claim? I think the crime rate will peak with so many people taking a drastic cut in benefit payments. The system was not right before, but it sure as hell aint right now!
I think this lot should go back to school to learn how to spell. Then maybe they will be able to get a job! That said, the new system is a shambles. I know one man that has no legs, and only one arm, and he has been deemed fit to work. How disabled do you need to be to be able to claim? I think the crime rate will peak with so many people taking a drastic cut in benefit payments. The system was not right before, but it sure as hell aint right now! zebedeemm
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10:35am Mon 16 Jul 12

Cleopatra says...

Jenkinsroy, one wonders if you are actively seeking employment and what type of work you are seeking?
Your posts demonstrate why employers consider so many out of work people to be unemployable.
Jenkinsroy, one wonders if you are actively seeking employment and what type of work you are seeking? Your posts demonstrate why employers consider so many out of work people to be unemployable. Cleopatra
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10:51am Mon 16 Jul 12

shy talk says...

Jenkinsroy. I know of a few villages in Dorset who will employ you!!!!!
Jenkinsroy. I know of a few villages in Dorset who will employ you!!!!! shy talk
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