Duncan Smith: 'Biggest welfare reforms in a century'

Sweeping changes to welfare rules will mean unemployed people will lose their benefits for up to three years if they repeatedly turn down job opportunities.

Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith will announce the measures while giving details of a new universal credit - designed to make sure that work pays better than benefits.

Mr Duncan Smith hailed the reforms as the most radical since welfare was introduced and said they would bring the system into the 21st century.

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