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DWP staff are having to claim benefits themselves
In-work poverty

DWP staff are having to claim benefits themselves

“A lot of people claiming universal credit won’t think that people on the other end of the phone might be claiming it” one civil servant told the Big Issue.

The government ‘has no idea’ whether its £2bn Kickstart scheme for jobs actually worked
Unemployment

The government ‘has no idea’ whether its £2bn Kickstart scheme for jobs actually worked

The DWP admitted to a cross-party group of MPs that is clueless to why thousands of young people have stayed on universal credit rather than got Kickstart jobs.

High Court rules millions of legacy benefits claimants won’t get backdated payments
Welfare system

High Court rules millions of legacy benefits claimants won’t get backdated payments

Campaigners have called the decision “immensely disappointing” and said it was wrong for households on legacy benefits to be left out of the crucial improvement to support given to millions of people.

The DWP must start putting people before process
Ella Abraham

The DWP must start putting people before process

‘What kidnappers do’ – DWP forcing universal credit claimants to pose for photo with daily paper
Social Justice

‘What kidnappers do’ – DWP forcing universal credit claimants to pose for photo with daily paper

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