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The DWP’s latest Universal Credit balls-up is staggering 05 Dec 2018 17:37 #11840

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The Department for Work and Pensions’ (DWP) latest Universal Credit calamity takes the biscuit. Because it shows the lack of thought that has actually gone into designing the contentious benefit.
The DWP: shambolic

Universal Credit, the DWP’s flagship benefit which combines six means-tested payments, has been dogged by controversy. From a damning National Audit Office report to increased food-bank use and rent arrears, the benefit has been in chaos. But now, a parliamentary question has revealed that the DWP has made a serious oversight.

On 27 November, Labour MP for Oxford East Anneliese Dodds asked work and pensions secretary Amber Rudd:

what plans her Department has to take account of 53-week years in the provision of universal credit.

The DWP couldn’t answer. Its minister of state Alok Sharma said it:

has indicated that it will not be possible to answer this question within the usual time period. An answer is being prepared and will be provided as soon as it is available.

It gave this response because it currently has no provision for what to do in these instances. But it should have done, because it’s a common occurrence.

www.thecanary.co/uk/analysis/2018/12/05/the-dwps-latest-universal-credit-balls-up-is-staggering/
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The DWP’s latest Universal Credit balls-up is staggering 05 Dec 2018 17:40 #11841

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Its Looking to Me, 1/ There is little way of AVOIDING a General Election in the Very Near Future,
and 2/ The two Biggest Tory Vote Losses will be Brexit & Universal Credit, And It cannot happen soon enough. B)
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