During a speech in Kent, he is expected to lambast the current system, arguing it promotes a “something for nothing” sense of entitlement.
One idea would be to take away housing benefits for the under-25s, new curbs and conditions on job seeker’s allowance and to encourage more young people to work, though he will admit that these plans are set for the next Conservative manifesto, not for the coalition.
He previewed many of his ideas in an interview with the Mail over the weekend.
Political analysts have said that this could be seen as a complete overhaul of the current system, and changes to who is entitled to help. They also see this as an attempt to reconnect with Tory backbenchers disillusioned with what they see as the watering down of core Conservative values while in coalition with the Lib Dems.
Unsurprisingly, shadow Labour ministers have condemned the suggestions, warning that it could repeat “the mistakes of the 80s”. Lib Dems meanwhile have pointed out that many changes have already been made to the system, and that they’re not being given enough time to set in.
Homeless charity Shelter has also been critical. Chief executive Campbell Robb told the BBC, "To take away housing benefit from hundreds of thousands of young people - particularly in the current economic environment where young people in particular are finding it very difficult to find jobs - would have a devastating impact on many people's lives.
"I think we would see many more people ending up homeless as a result of this kind of very significant change."
However, Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith said that, "I think he is looking quite rightly at the balance between those families who work...against those families that aren't necessarily working and have understood how to work a system."