The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has said it had followed the correct procedures in publishing government statistics over the benefit cap, after a research institute accused Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith of misrepresenting information.
– Department for Work and Pensions spokesman
The original forecasts were based on impact assessments last year and have now been updated due to further developments.
We have followed the correct procedures for publishing this data by our statisticians and it is available for anyone to study. Claims to the contrary are utterly unfounded.