Think Tank Back IDS' Reforms.

A leading think has publicly backed Iain Duncan Smiths' welfare reforms a week after they came under fire.

The Institute for Fiscal Studies says that the reforms will widen the gap between those earning wages and those living on handouts and will - "Will strengthen people's incentives to work".

Last week the National Audit Office said the reform plans had been beset by weak management ineffective control and poor governance.