The architect of the controversial ‘bedroom tax’ has insisted low and middle earners have benefited from his welfare reforms.
Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith slashed millions from the welfare bill as the coalition government sought to balance the books.
But he claimed these savings, alongside the falling number of people claiming certain benefits, had allowed the coalition to introduce tax cuts for those on low pay.
From this month the tax-free personal allowance threshold on income tax increased to £10,600.
Speaking in Walsall, Mr Duncan Smith said: “What I have been doing now for a number of years is reforming welfare as a means to making more people better off.
“The reforms have not just saved tax payers money, including those on…
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