IDS 'misrepresenting statistics'

Press Association
Iain Duncan Smith
Iain Duncan Smith

Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith has been accused of misrepresenting Government statistics in order to claim that his cap on benefits is driving people to find work.

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) released figures on Friday showing the number of people expected to be hit by the cap - which comes into force this week in London before being rolled out through the rest of the country - had fallen from 56,000 to 40,000, with 8,000 claimants finding work through JobCentre Plus.