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Friday, 19 September 2014

Universal Credit preparations and Lord Fraud — sorry, 'Lord Freud'

(Title above by Swheatie of the KUWG)

From Zacchaeus 2000 — Justice for vulnerable debtors

Preparing for universal credit or exploiting the poor?

dwpIt is no secret that Universal Credit is behind schedule and battling set-backs. However, with an election looming, it seems the government is determined to generate some positive press for its flagship benefits reform.

Lord Freud, the Minister for Welfare Reform, recently announced a series of pilot projects designed to help claimants prepare themselves for Universal Credit. In reality, the implementation of these schemes over the coming months will do little to support poorer residents. Why? 
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