Downing Street has responded to the resignation of Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith saying they are delivering the welfare cap that was a key part of the Manifesto on which they were elected
We are sorry to see Iain Duncan Smith go, but we are a One Nation government determined to continue helping everyone in our society have more security and opportunity, including the most disadvantaged.
That means we will deliver our Manifesto commitments to make the welfare system fairer, cut taxes and ensure we have a stable economy by controlling welfare spending and living within our means.
The government pledged to stick by their plan to "deliver stability, security and opportunity for working people in our country."
Mr Duncan Smith issued a devastating attack on what he termed an "unfair" budget, accusing David Cameron and George Osborne of balancing the books on the backs of struggling working people and the vulnerable.
Iain Duncan Smith tells ITV News' Robert Peston his resignation was intended to push the government into pursuing a fairer welfare policy.
Former Work and Pensions Security accuses government of making 'arbitrary cuts' which he says damages the party and the country.
Conservatives fractures show with claim and counter-claim by ministers from within the DWP about the conduct of Iain Duncan Smith.