Nigel meets with Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith

Nigel today chaired a meeting of North-West Conservative MPs, which was addressed by Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith.

At the meeting Mr Duncan Smith spoke on various aspects of welfare reform, including Universal Credit and the Benefits Cap. 

Speaking after the meeting Mr Evans said;

“A shining successes of this Government has been its reform of the welfare system, which under the last Labour Government trapped millions of people into a life of worklessness. 

One of the most compassionate things a Government can do is to set in place a system that incentivises and rewards people who enter the workplace, with all of the associated benefits that brings. 

This is the position of the Conservative Party on welfare. We want to do everything we can to help people into work, and not keep in place measures that will discourage them from entering the job market. A life on welfare can now no longer be a lifestyle choice. 

Being in work brings far more than just the security of a regular wage packet and under this Government 1.9 million more people are in work than in 2010. 

A large part of the British jobs miracle is down to the welfare reforms brought forward by Iain Duncan Smith.”