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Unemployment Benefits

Volume 464: debated on Monday 8 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what progress is being made on reducing the complexity of benefits acting as a barrier to work. (156116)

We are committed to removing any barriers to the smooth transition from benefits to work.

We are determined to make work pay and we have increased the minimum income that people can expect on moving into work, thereby removing barriers and improving financial incentives to work.