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TOPIC: Chaos at the DWP as leaked comments set fire to Universal Credit

Chaos at the DWP as leaked comments set fire to Universal Credit 06 Oct 2018 15:40 #10399

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The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) was thrown into chaos on Saturday 6 October. What appeared to be leaked comments from government meetings show that Universal Credit is in meltdown. The DWP has refused to comment to The Canary. But is everything as it actually seems?
The DWP in meltdown?

As the Times first reported, the Conservative government has serious concerns over the rollout of Universal Credit. The controversial new benefit replaces six old ones (known as “legacy benefits“), with one payment. Currently, in what’s known as “live service”, Universal Credit has been rolled out in certain areas for new claims. Eventually, the DWP will move everyone onto “full service“, including those on legacy benefits. This process is due to start in 2019.

But now, the Times reports that work and pensions secretary Esther McVey has gone rogue. Kind of. She allegedly told “cabinet colleagues”:

that millions of families would lose £200 a month under the new system.

Ms McVey told cabinet colleagues that half of lone parents and about two thirds of working-age couples with children would lose the equivalent of £2,400 a year.

The Times said that the cabinet also discussed:

The scale of the cuts facing low-income families.
Fears that the new system, which involves one monthly payment, will cause cashflow problems for families.
The new system will force low-income families to pay back far more “benefit debts”, which under the old system they were able to ignore.

This is, if true, somewhat unprecedented. Because it now puts the Conservative Party at odds with the DWP itself.

www.thecanary.co/trending/2018/10/06/chaos-at-the-dwp-as-leaked-comments-set-fire-to-universal-credit/
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Chaos at the DWP as leaked comments set fire to Universal Credit 07 Oct 2018 03:20 #10403

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"But now, the Times reports that work and pensions secretary Esther McVey has gone rogue. Kind of. She allegedly told “cabinet colleagues”:

that millions of families would lose £200 a month under the new system.

Ms McVey told cabinet colleagues that half of lone parents and about two thirds of working-age couples with children would lose the equivalent of £2,400 a year."

Then her bosses would be proud of her,another mission of saving money completed. :whistle: :evil:
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