In March 2016, Duncan Smith unexpectedly resigned after a clash with the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne .  In his resignation letter, 'IDS' complained that there was "not enough awareness from the Treasury, in particular, that the Government's vision of a new welfare-to-work system could not be repeatedly salami-sliced". Duncan Smith's replacement, Stephen Crabb , declared that there would be no new welfare policies, other than those set out in the Conservative Party manifesto of 2015, in that parliamentary term. In October 2016, Damian Green announced a consultation exercise on reforming the WCA. 
Having lived in Devon for 15 years and Surrey for 25 years, I now live in Northamptonshire where David and I decided we would retire and pursue our passions. Sadly however, I am now doing that alone. I hope to make a difference in the local MND clinical care available for my adopted county whilst helping nationally for all those sadly suffering with this terrible disease. Show more Show less Join Us Become a member. Free for people living with MND, their partners and carers.