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The Work and Pensions Select Committee will today hold an evidence session with Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Iain Duncan Smith on the DWP Annual Report and Accounts 2012-13.
This will be a wide-ranging session, covering the expenditure and administration of the Department for Work and Pensions across its areas of responsibility, arising from the DWP Annual Report and Accounts for 2012-13, which were published in December 2013.
The issues to be discussed are likely to include:
- Trends in benefit expenditure
- Implications for DWP expenditure of announcements in the Spending Round and the Autumn Statement 2013
- Costs of universal credit implementation, including IT expenditure and the new digital solution