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Pin photos of Benefits Cheats to lamp-posts says top DWP Official.

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“Terry Moran, a senior official at the Department for Work and Pensions, said he wanted to shame bogus claimants into stopping claiming but admitted his idea was unlikely to be adopted.

Mr Moran is the chief operating officer at the DWP, and is the official “senior responsible owner” of the Universal Credit programme, Iain Duncan Smith’s key benefits reforms.

He told hundreds of civil servants at a conference in west London on Tuesday that he wanted to shame bogus claimants into stopping claiming – but admitted that his idea was unlikely to be adopted.”

Daily Telegraph.

No doubt the photos will be handy for the local lynch-mob.

This is the man publicly making this ‘suggestion’ – which in any normal employment would get him the sack, instantly.

Terry Moran – Director General, Chief Operating Officer

Terry Moran

Contactable via the Departmental Secretariat, 4th Floor, Caxton House, 6-12 Tothill Street, London, SW1H 9NA

Role and responsibilities

Responsible for leading all of DWP’s services to the public, both those delivered by our own staff and those delivered under contract. Also the Senior Responsible Owner for the Universal Credit Programme responsible for the design and implementation of the Universal Credit . Universal Credit will simplify the benefits system by bringing together a range of working-age benefits into a single streamlined payment to make work pay and combat worklessness and poverty.

Terry is also responsible for Business Continuity for the Department.


Terry took up post as the Chief Operating Officer on 3 October, having previously been appointed as the full-time Senior Responsible Owner for Universal Credit on 1 December 2010. He has previously been the Chief Executive of the Pension, Disability and Carers Service (1 April 2008 – 30 November 2010); the Acting Chief Executive of The Pension Service ( 23 July 2007 – 30 March 2008); and the Chief Executive of the Disability and Carers Service (June 2004 – June 2007).

He joined the Department in 1977 straight from school as a clerical assistant and spent his first 12 years working in local offices in Yorkshire and London. Terry’s career has included time as Head of Benefits Management, Yorkshire Area Director in the Benefits Agency and Jobcentre Plus Field Director for the North West.


Written by Andrew Coates

July 4, 2012 at 12:08 pm

Posted in DWP, Fraud, Welfare Reform

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  1. This ridiculous suggestion would amount to a hate crime.

    Ghost Whistler

    July 4, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    • Absolutely. It is incitement, and probably as you say, something you could be prosecuted for if you did it on your own.

      Andrew Coates

      July 4, 2012 at 12:23 pm

  2. Suspend Tory politicians and top DWP officials from lamp-posts, say those cheated of benefits.


    July 4, 2012 at 12:26 pm

  3. Do the Tories and their lickspittle lackeys in the DWP never tire of dreaming up new ways of humiliating and harassing the jobless?

    This stupid idea indicates nothing more than their pathological hatred of claimants.


    July 4, 2012 at 12:54 pm

  4. He’s right goddammit! I’d stop all benefits apart from pensions! Most benefit claiments have cheated at some point. More than once I’d bet as well!!

    Who finances THIS site? Who pays YOUR wages for publishing your left wing tripe!


    July 4, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    • Bell-end lol


      July 4, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    • The Illuminati run us,

      “There are many Illuminated groups, with different kinds of secret knowledge. Anything you might say about them (including this) will be false for some of the Illuminati, but true for others, which only adds to the confusion and mystery.
      The Illuminati infiltrate and take over organizations of all kinds, from churches to the post office to the corner grocery store, and turn them to their own ends.
      They have agents and “sleepers” planted everywhere. Many of these people have no idea who they are really reporting to. Others are active members of the conspiracy, working their way ever deeper into the fabric of society. ”


      Andrew Coates

      July 5, 2012 at 10:00 am

      • Really? I thought it was the Priory of Sion. Or are they really…just…OMG…ONE AND THE SAME?

        Get me to a library, fast!


        July 5, 2012 at 10:32 am

      • The Illuminati 🙂

        Infinite love to you all


        David Icke

        July 5, 2012 at 3:12 pm

      • David, every time you take a dump you smell a conspiracy 🙂

        Shape-Shitting Reptilian

        July 5, 2012 at 3:38 pm

  5. Well if we are going down that route “Cheats,Fiddlers and Gov’t Spongers” Lets start with the MP’s ,Bankers, Inept Civil Servants and Tax Avoiders.


    July 4, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    • And I forgot the worst thieving Bastards….The Work Programme Providers,what they provide is nothing but Crap!


      July 4, 2012 at 4:36 pm

  6. So who would be printing thses posters? Who would be out on the streets pinning these pictures to lamposts?

    Sounds like a public sector job creation scheme to me!
    Maybe this bloke Moran is really a fifth columnist?

    On second thoughts they’d probably get people on the Community Action Programme to do it.


    July 6, 2012 at 8:18 am

    • One step away from giant telescreens screening: “Does a benefit CLAIMANT live in your street?”


      July 6, 2012 at 10:43 am

      • Or indeed a new ‘interactive’ television service with a channel devoted to this.

        Andrew Coates

        July 6, 2012 at 11:04 am

  7. The government’s research has shown mandatory work activity does not help people get a job and that A4e, its flagship “welfare to work” company, has not met even the minimum target for finding work (just 3.5% of its “clients” have found long-term jobs). Yet such companies call for more punishments and for benefits to be stopped more often. The jubilee celebrations saw the scandal of unemployed people made to sleep under a bridge and work in terrible conditions, without pay. It is time to end the real “something for nothing” culture: this means ending the £5bn workfare schemes which subsidise a free workforce for multi-million pound companies and charities. Workfare does not create a single job. Indeed, we have seen it replace paid work. It’s time to start helping people seeking work rather than punishing them. We support the 7-14 July week of action against workfare and call on all organisations to challenge forced unpaid work by boycotting workfare.
    Mark Serwotka PCS general secretary
    Aidan McQuade Director, Anti-slavery International
    Richard Whittell Corporate Watch
    Joanna Long Boycott Workfare
    Kerry Jenkins Community and Youth Workers in Unite
    Linda Burnip Disabled People Against Cuts
    John McArdle Black Triangle Campaign
    Ian Sandeman DLA help group
    Georgina Bavetta Forum for Fair Employment
    Daniel Garvin Pay Up
    Steven Preece Social Welfare Union
    Ellie Schling London Coalition Against Poverty
    Maria Warren Islington Poverty Action Group
    Sarah Lasenby Oxford Save our Services
    Michael Cormack Edinburgh Coalition Against Poverty


    The announcement that Holland & Barrett is to withdraw from workfare after being targeted by protesters is another welcome sign that protest works. Its attempt to slur anti-workfare protesters as a violent minority is not so welcome. The real violence is hugely profitable companies making even more money on the back of these labour schemes, while more than a million young people are left to rot on the unemployment scrapheap. Poundland, another workfare exploiter which recently announced profits up 27% to £40.1m, should take note.
    Mark Dunk
    Right to Work campaign


    July 7, 2012 at 2:49 pm

  8. Sacked in the morning,you’re getting sacked in the morning…….well,he should be..


    July 8, 2012 at 2:18 am

  9. i think my provider has claimed a false job outcome from me cos i not been since the start of the wp now.

    told provider i found work and will never sign there paper work and signed off and put in a rr weeks later.

    had some fishing letter on the 6 month mark come to think about it to go for a 121 n that’s it.

    so the provider thinks im working the jcp thinks i go to provider how can they get real figure’s if they don’t even know wtf is going on?

    looks like my provider has no system in place or talk to the jcp where i am after mandated and left to the provider after that.

    so now all i do is sign every 2 weeks that’s it n keep me trap shut.

    1 week i went to the jcp and forgot to sign n they still paid it and signed twice next time, cant sign it if they wont give it to me and its not my job to ask for it either lmfao.

    super ted

    July 9, 2012 at 8:10 pm

  10. This guy has done what all pollys do,lean over and grab the aptos report. I would like this government to put their money where their mouth is and tell us all exactly how many people are fiddling the dole or shut up as im more than sure that its around at best 10% or worst 20%. They wont of course because they dont have one single clue how many and even if they did, they still wouldnt say otherwise the working public would see the truth behind sanctions.

    I wish reporters would ask when a polly says work shy or job snub, exactly who he is talking about and then we can sue him individually for deformation or as a group if he dont as any judge can agree that he definitely was not talking about the working now was he.

    With 5 million unemployed we have the money and the power to challenge government in court so we only need a legit cause.


    July 12, 2012 at 5:21 pm

  11. Ridiculous DWP never….. I worked for these disgusting people for 13 years only to be sacked because I have a long term illness but they are happy enough to tell their claimants they have failed their medicals and can work with the right support. Where is the support for their own workers? Their offices are full off power hungry crazy woman who don’t give a shit and their union can’t fight back because they have no money but they were happy to charge £10 a month for 13 years. The most vile humans I have ever come by.


    July 29, 2013 at 10:33 pm

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