Taxpayers' Alliance: 'Welfare reform must encourage people back into work'

Robert Oxley from the Taxpayers' Alliance has told ITV Daybreak that "the benefits system has to be that safety net for people who have fallen on tough times.

"But it can't be a long-term alternative to being in work and work needs to pay more than getting into welfare."

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Benefit critics 'talk rubbish'

The Chancellor George Osborne has hit out at critics of the Government's benefits reform, accusing them of talking "ill-informed rubbish".