Tag Archives: DWP

The Tories have overspent by £25 billion on social security

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Figures show that the DWP overspend comes despite debilitating cuts to working people and families.

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Benefit fraud accounts for just 0.7 per cent of welfare spending, new figures show


Benefit fraud accounted for just 0.7 per cent of welfare spending in 2013/2014, according to new government figures published today.

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Labour demand big improvements to Work Capability Assessments


The DWP must deliver a better service for disabled people and better value for money for taxpayers.

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Exclusive: An open letter to Iain Duncan Smith: Universal Credit questions that need answering

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Existing problems with Universal credit risk being replicated unless you resolve them.

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Coalition misses universal credit target (again)

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Just a fraction of the people the government wants to move to Universal Credit have been moved across to the new payment system, according to new statistics from the Department for Work & Pensions.

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Here’s why the government’s Youth Contract failed

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To prevent young people being left stranded and disillusioned on the dole, we need to move away from ‘one size fits all’ approaches.

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Could you go five weeks without money? Under a new DWP plan you might have to

Further punitive restrictions on Universal Credit are on the way.

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Even George Osborne doesn’t want it: yet another setback for Universal Credit

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Even George Osborne is reluctant to endorse Universal Credit.

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This is why the profit motive has no place in our public services


The DWP isn’t just off the rails but careering down the embankment.

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Video: Glenda Jackson MP demolishes Iain Duncan Smith

IDS has “plunged thousands and thousands of our fellow citizens into the most abject penury”, said the Labour MP.

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