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Streamlined Tory benefit scheme called slow, expensive & dangerous for claimants 01 Jul 2018 10:04 #9073

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Streamlined Tory benefit scheme called slow, expensive & dangerous for claimants by watchdog

Published time: 15 Jun, 2018
Edited time: 16 Jun, 2018


In yet another blow, the National Audit Office (NAO) labeled the Tories’ much maligned Universal Credit benefit program slow and expensive, the very things the new system was supposed to improve upon.
The NAO found the program, which incorporates six different benefit payments into one – has rolled out too slowly, is costing more than the welfare system it replaced, and has caused hardship for claimants.

The controversial program, the pet project of former Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith, has been the subject of widespread criticism over its delays to benefit payments, which have plunged an increasing amount of families into poverty. Some 20 percent of those who received late payments waited a staggering five months.

Labour MP Chris Williamson lashed out on Twitter at the Conservative Party over the damning report.
“Universal Credit is not fit for purpose and this Conservative govt is not fit for office,” the MP for Derby North tweeted.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn also joined the backlash, accusing the Tories of knowing of their program’s failures the whole time.

Read More Here;
www.rt.com/uk/429857-universal-credit-national-audit/
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Streamlined Tory benefit scheme called slow, expensive & dangerous for claimants 02 Jul 2018 06:33 #9078

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“Universal Credit is not fit for purpose and this Conservative govt is not fit for office,”That all sounds extremely accurate to me :)
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Streamlined Tory benefit scheme called slow, expensive & dangerous for claimants 02 Jul 2018 08:30 #9084

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jobber wrote:
“Universal Credit is not fit for purpose and this Conservative govt is not fit for office,”That all sounds extremely accurate to me :)

I could not have put it better. B)
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Streamlined Tory benefit scheme called slow, expensive & dangerous for claimants 02 Jul 2018 11:18 #9087

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Tories are evil.

The UK GDP is 2600 billion and unemployment benefits cost 3.5 billion. This is such a tiny amount and trying to squeeze unemployment benefits for savings is futile.

Can we talk about the 12 trillion pounds hidden away by UK citizens in tax fee offshore accounts? This is where the real solution is.
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