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Today in Parliament - 11/11/2010


Report of the day in Parliament with Sean Curran. Ministers are setting out plans to overhaul the benefit system to provide greater incentives for work and sanctions for those unwilling to do so. Central to the plan, put together by Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith, is a single universal credit which replaces work-related benefits. Claimants moving into work will keep more of their income than now, but face losing benefits if they refuse a job. Labour said it would back making work pay but warned about a lack of jobs. Also on the programme, Mps hear about the violence that erupted outside Conservative headquarters on Wednesday, as students marched on Westminster in protest at increased university fees.

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  • 2010-11-11 23:30:00 - 2010-11-12 00:00:00 on Radio 4 FM, Radio 4 LW,

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