Duncan Smith slams tax credit abuse

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Iain Duncan Smith
Iain Duncan Smith

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More than £10 billion of public money has been lost in fraud and error under the tax credit system put in place by Labour, the Work and Pensions Secretary has claimed.

In a scathing attack on the welfare model developed by the last government, Iain Duncan Smith said tax credits were "not fit for purpose" but had been extended ahead of the 2005 and 2010 general elections in a pitch for votes.
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