"the principle underlying welfare reform is the principle of the workhouse... you make claiming benefit so degrading and so difficult that people don't want to do it.... that was the principle of the workhouse and that is the principle that the very lovely James Purnell is introducing into welfare"
Diane Abbott 'This Week' 4/12/08
As, the 'very
Income Support rate for single adult over 25: £64.30 per week.
Carer's Allowance : £53.10 per week