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Iain Duncan Smith unveils new benefits system

Iain Duncan Smith has set out plans to overhaul the benefit system to provide greater incentives for work and sanctions for those unwilling to do so.

Central to the work and pensions secretary's proposals are a single universal credit which replaces work-related benefits.

Claimants moving into work will keep more of their income than now, but face losing benefits if they refuse a job.

The welfare secretary said for too long millions of people have remained detached from the labour market.