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2.2.6 Government minister and benefits reform

Listen to Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith speaking to the Today programme presenter James Naughtie (9 December 2013). The interview focuses on the difficulties that are being encountered in rolling out this massive change to the benefits system – a change made even more challenging by problems with the supporting IT systems.

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In the interview Iain Duncan Smith refers to a figure of £30 billion when talking about benefits fraud. Please note that this figure has not been verified and has been challenged by other commentators.