Iain Duncan Smith, Work and Pensions Secretary, is reported in the Daily Express to have reacted angrily to Chancellor George Osborne’​s decision to up-rate jobseeker’​s allowance (JSA) by 5.2% from April 2012.

Although JSA will only increase by £​3.51 per week, from £​67.50 to £​71.01, he believes this will act as a disincentive to the unemployed to find work.

In response to Mr Duncan Smith’​s outrage about the decision, Mr Clegg, Deputy Leader stated his commitment to ensuring that those who have lost their jobs “​through no fault of their own”​ should have benefits and that he fully endorsed the Chancellor’​s position. Mr Duncan Smith vehemently insisted the policy would be reversed in 2013.

Mr Duncan Smith has clearly never had to live on £​71.01 per week.

The full article can be found at www.express.co.uk/posts/view/287875/Fury-over-dole-boost-for-jobless

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