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Reforms 'not cutting welfare'

Iain Duncan Smith has admitted that the controversial benefit reforms due to come in next week will not cut Britain's benefit bill.

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Report: Welfare reforms are changing behaviour

Iain Duncan Smith has admitted that the government has failed to cut welfare. Credit: David Jones/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The government is due to publish figures next week showing that Iain Duncan Smith’s benefits cap is “changing behaviour”, reports the Daily Mail.

Senior sources told the newspaper there had been a “dramatic” drop in the number of families due to be affected by the cap, which comes into force on April 15.

The government’s original assessment was that 67,000 households would be affected by the cap in 2013-14, rising to 75,000 in 2014-15.

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