DWP Errors Cost £1.7 Billion in 2018 Says Report

The National Audit Office (NAO) has released its annual audit of the Department for Work and Pensions’ (DWP) accounts. The government spending watchdog has reported that benefit payment errors are at their highest since 2005/06 and that the DWP is losing more money through its own errors than it does Continue Reading

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NAO finds Motability overcharged by £390 million

Motability, the company which supplies cars to people with disabilities has been accused of overcharging customers by £390 million over the past 10 years. The head of Motability has been forced to resign after a previously unreported bonus scheme emerged. People who receive in receipt of certain disability benefits can Continue Reading

McVey has gone but Amber Rudd’s welfare record is just as bad

There was much celebration amongst benefit claimants on Thursday when Esther McVey resigned and Work and Pensions Secretary. Her claim that it was over brexit raised eyebrows, this is due to the fact that she knew a damning UN report was due the next day. However, that celebration was short lived Continue Reading

Esther McVey admits millions will lose £200 a month on Universal Credit

The Times have reported that Work and Pensions Secretary Esther McVey has told Cabinet colleagues that about half of lone parents and nearly two thirds of couples with children would lose a whopping £2,400 a year. Tory MPs are finding it harder to defend the under fire benefit as they Continue Reading

Group “signing-on sessions” leave Jobseekers feeling abandoned

Claimants of Jobseekers Allowance (JSA) are being abandoned in Jobcentres throughout the UK as staff are too busy dealing with Universal Credit claimants. It has come out that JSA claimants are being asked to sign-on in groups of 9-15 as work coaches are too busy with Universal Credit claims. This Continue Reading

DWP to waste £217k on foodbank research – but is it just a ploy to appease the UN?

So foodbanks have been appearing in the news almost daily of late. Now Work and Pensions Secretary Esther McVey has announced the Department for Work and pensions – DWP are going to waste £217,000 on researching IF their policies have contributed to the rise in foodbank use. As if they don’t already know the answer.

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

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 Continue Reading

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 Continue Reading

Talking to the DWP about Universal Credit is like talking to some sort of flat earth movement.

BBC Journalist Michael Buchanan describes the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) continued denials that Universal Credit isn’t working like “trying to talk to some sort of flat earth movement.”

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