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Universal credit to blame for soaring food bank use, government admits after years 11 Feb 2019 15:22 #14065

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Universal credit to blame for soaring food bank use, government admits after years of denial
www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/universal-credit-food-bank-amber-rudd-welfare-department-work-pensions-dwp-a8773931.html
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Universal credit to blame for soaring food bank use, government admits after years 11 Feb 2019 15:27 #14066

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Universal Credit HAS pushed people to food banks admits Tory Amber Rudd
It comes after denials from senior Tories about a link between food bank use and welfare cuts
www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/breaking-universal-credit-pushed-people-13984469
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Universal credit to blame for soaring food bank use, government admits after years 11 Feb 2019 23:47 #14079

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Admitting in the process also that work did not make those affected better off. Therefore, Universal Credit is failing to do what it was designed to do and has been all the while those MPs have been denying so. I seriously doubt the govt can spin this out for another three years given this latest twist. They have to fix the irregular monthly payments for a start and maybe if that slightly improves things then they will get away with it but in so doing it just shows what a lack of planning went into this whole charade. Why wouldn't any of their expert economists have spotted such an obvious flaw? They are either completely out of touch or did it this way deliberately to cause suffering. Either way, it stinks and the effects will still be with us for years after it has gone.
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Universal credit to blame for soaring food bank use, government admits after years 12 Feb 2019 00:11 #14080

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You know I'm probably going to take some flack for this but Amber Rudd is actually looking like the best DWP boss we have had in a while (not that hard to do given how bad the previouse DWP bosses have been) she's actually willing to acknowledge the problems surrounding UC witch is something we never heard from any of the previous scum who filled the role

Of course she's still Tory scum though and we haven't forgotten windrush :P

Wouldn't be surprised if her actions are all just a ploy to get in the public's good graces again so she can make a bid for party leader one day.
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Universal credit to blame for soaring food bank use, government admits after years 12 Feb 2019 14:23 #14103

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DWP admits Universal Credit rollout may have led to rise in food bank use
www.civilserviceworld.com/articles/news/dwp-admits-universal-credit-rollout-may-have-led-rise-food-bank-use
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Universal credit to blame for soaring food bank use, government admits after years 12 Feb 2019 14:24 #14104

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Universal Credit, foodbanks, and media management
www.ekklesia.co.uk/node/27718
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Universal credit to blame for soaring food bank use, government admits after years 12 Feb 2019 14:26 #14105

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Amber Rudd finally said the unsayable about food banks and universal credit. The problem is, what happens now?
www.independent.co.uk/voices/amber-rudd-universal-credit-food-banks-dwp-benefits-claimants-sanctions-a8775201.html
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Universal credit to blame for soaring food bank use, government admits after years 12 Feb 2019 14:28 #14106

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Since Universal Credit, twice as many people in Amber Rudd’s constituency are using foodbanks
inews.co.uk/news/uk/universal-credit-dwp-amber-rudd-constituency-hastings-rye-foodbanks/
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Universal credit to blame for soaring food bank use, government admits after years 14 Feb 2019 14:55 #14210

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