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All benefits must be collected from top of mountain says Iain Duncan Smith

high benefits‘The benefits system should be about incentivising people,’ said the Work and Pensions Secretary, ‘and by placing benefits on the tops of mountains we are encouraging the unemployed to get off their backsides and make a bit more of an effort.’

Under the new system all benefit payments will be hidden somewhere on the top of a high peak. ‘It could be on Mount Snowdon; it could be Scafell Pike,’ explained Mr Duncan Smith. ‘That’s the fun of the system. And just to keep people on their toes, sometimes there won’t be any benefit at all.’

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Posted: Nov 28th, 2013
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Filipinos to stack shelves in return for UK government handout

The recent generosity of the British people in reaction to the horrendous devastation left by Typhoon Haiyan has led the Department for Work and Pensions to investigate the possible emergence of a Philippines ‘benefit culture’.

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Posted: Nov 19th, 2013
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‘Too much admin’ in modern relationships, claims Iain Duncan Smith

Iain Duncan Smith has vowed to free young lovers from the ‘overwhelming administrative burden’ of keeping modern relationships alive on Facebook, Twitter, Bebo, Instagram, Foursquare, Orkut, Formspring and Tumblr, in a speech at the Conservative Party conference in Manchester.

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Posted: Sep 30th, 2013
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IDS tells public sector workers: ‘Hand back your wages’

Iain Duncan Smith has today stated that it is an ‘anomaly’ that all civil servants receive a salary when some could afford to do without.

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Posted: Apr 29th, 2013
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New Food Bank vouchers to carry portrait of Cameron

A new design for the Food Bank voucher was unveiled today. It will be available from July to coincide with the nationwide rollout of Iain Duncan Smith’s Benefit Cap.

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Posted: Apr 29th, 2013
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