DWP resists Osborne's welfare cut
29 March 2012
Tensions have arisen inside the Government, as the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) are openly resisting plans by the Chancellor George Osborne to cut the welfare budget by about 5 per cent, or £10bn, reports the Financial Times.
Employment Minister Chris Grayling has denied that the £10bn would be borne solely the DWP, saying it would come from the framework of government as a whole.
The £10bn saving would come on top of the £18bn-a-year reductions in spending to benefits and tax credits already planned by the coalition.
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