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Friday, 7 July 2017

Universal Credit's failings: Who are the DWP trying to fool, and are they succeeding?

One of the items I heard mention of in the first ten minutes or so of today's BBC Breakfast News (1) seems to have been about this report

Universal Credit 'failing' Welsh families, charity claims

This executive summary point was highlighted in the report:
"[Citizens Advice] said the UK government should pause a planned acceleration of the roll-out programme to Job Centres until key issues are addressed."
Meanwhile, the response from the Department for Work and Pensions was in line with a cartoon by Crippen the Disabled Cartoonist. (3)
"The Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) said most claimants were 'satisfied'." (4)
I also recall the BBC Breakfast report citing the DWP as saying that "Universal Credit is a great success." By what criteria? one might ask.

Posted by Dude Swheatie of Kwug

PS: As in Wales, so in England. (5)



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