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DWP says; it “does not make referrals” to foodbanks. Nor record victims of Domestic Abuse

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Following an Freedom of Information – FOI request I submitted to the Department for Work and Pensions – DWP, in mid June, I can now report on their reply. It’s well, astounding and likely another lie.

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McVey denied the DWP scans social media to reject benefit claims but, I have proof they visited my blog.

Esther McVey with a red folder

on Tuesday Esther McVey denied that staff from the Department for Work and Pensions – DWP scan social media to look for ways to deny benefit claims. She may try and claim this to be true, but now I’ll show you evidence they’ve visited my blog.

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Esther McVey blasted by NAO head and looks set for the chop for misleading parliament

Esther McVey in the House of Commons

General Sir Amyas Morse, head of the National Audit Office – NAO, has taken the highly unusual step of writing an open letter to the Work and Pensions Secretary, Esther McVey to “clarify the facts,” following her statement to parliament on the contents of their report. Sir Amyas accused Ms McVey of misrepresenting the NAO’s report and called her behaviour

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Has the defence secretary Gavin Williamson compromised national security? – ‘PERSEC’ RED breach?

Whilst addressing MP’s in the House of Commons today Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson was abruptly interrupted by his iPhone’s voice assistant Siri. Whilst he may have laughed it off, has he inadvertently compromised national security? Mr Williamson was updating the Commons on activities in Syria when voice assisant Siri activated. Speaker John Bercrow commented by saying; “What a very Rum

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McVey calls Universal Credit “World Leading.”

Work and Pensions Secretary Esther McVey today called Universal Credit “world leading” and a “great example of British innovation” despite it being heavily criticised by a National Audit Office (NAO) report on Friday. There were cries of shame in the House of Commons today as Esther McVey made a statement to Parliament in which she completely dismissed the critical report

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“National Audit Office – NAO concludes that Universal Credit has not delivered value for money and it is uncertain that it ever will.”

National Audit Office

Friday 15th June 2018 ∼ Alex Tiffin Universal Credit has taken significantly longer to roll-out than intended, may cost more than the benefits system it replaces, and the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) will never be able to measure whether it has achieved its stated goal of increasing employment. In today’s report, the National Audit Office (NAO) concludes that

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High Court Rules Universal Credit Discriminates the Disabled

The High Court in London has ruled that the government acted ‘unlawfully’ in denying two men disability premiums on their Universal Credit claim. The Victorian Gothic style main entrance to the The Royal Courts of Justice public building in London, UK, opened in 1882. shutterstock Mr Justice Lewis, was told during a hearing in May that the men have been

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‘More than 1.5 million people in the UK, including more than 350,000 children, experienced destitution last year’ – Joseph Rowntree Foundation

Alex ∼ @RespectIsVital ∼ 8th June 2018 Universal credit tips the already poor into hardship, say charity, Joseph Rowntree Foundation. More than 1.5 million people in the UK, including more than 350,000 children, experienced destitution last year, their study found, this meaning they regularly went without food, toiletries, adequate clothing or shelter. The Joseph Rowntree Foundation says a “tangled combination” of benefit

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DWP require proof of domestic abuse before they’ll help you.

Female abuse victim cowering with clinched foist over her

“The claimant must move out of the household and is required to provide written evidence to their work coach that they are receiving help for domestic abuse before the easement can be granted.” This is the shocking statement made by Mark Serwotka, general secretary of the Public and Commercial Services Union, (PCS), reveals how low the Department for Work and

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