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Chingford MP,Iain Duncan Smith's, welfare reforms slammed by National Audit Office
Chingford and Woodford Green MP Iain Duncan Smith is under fire today following criticisms of how welfare reforms are being implemented.
The National Audit Office today said there had been a “risky” use of untested methods to meet a short timescale to deliver universal credit, which will see six benefits merged into one payment.
It also revealed £34million spent on an IT system which may be flawed has already been written off.
But the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions hit back this morning and defended his record.
Speaking in the House of Commons this morning, he said: “I stand by the fact that this programme will be delivered on target and in budget.”
In a statement the National Audit Office said it concluded the Department for Work and Pensions has not achieved “value for money” in implementing the reform.