Corrections and clarifications briefing on Iain Duncan Smith's Today Programme interview on child poverty

April 2014

On March 26th 2014, the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, the Rt Hon Iain Duncan Smith, was interviewed by Evan Davis on the Today Programme on BBC Radio 4.

Although the main topic for the interview was a vote taking place that day on a government proposal for a cap on expenditure on large parts of social security, tax credits and other social support, much of the interview also covered child poverty and the government’s targets.

CPAG believe that there were many erroneous and misleading statements in the Secretary of State’s comments, and we have produced a briefing providing a series of corrections and clarifications with hyperlinks to evidence where relevant.

You can download a pdf of the briefing from the top right of this page.