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Universal Credit may be a waste of money, say auditors

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New report says the ailing scheme is dependent on assumptions.

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Disabled people wait 118,000 years longer than IDS intended

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900,000 disabled people are waiting a combined 118,000 years longer than intended for assessments and decisions on crucial support.

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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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Cameron’s welfare plans risk making young people homeless

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Without the safety net of a welfare system, many under-25s have no other means of supporting themselves.

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IDS’s Benefit Smart Cards: trumping Osborne in the competition for most ridiculous policy idea

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Benefit Smart Cards are condescending and out of touch. They also won’t make a difference.

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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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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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