DWP Launches Public Information Tour for Universal Credit.
Hat-tip UK Civil Disobedience.
The DWP, following the Home Office’s “go home” illegals vans, launches a new campaign to bring their message to the public.
Universal Credit is due soon….
Universal Credit is already a success, according to Lord Freud speaking at Warrington where a trial has begun,
We haven’t had anything like the problems that some people have been predicting,” he added. “Some people have asked for advances but it is a minority.
“One of the benefits is it gives many people the chance to get out of the poverty problem of having bits and pieces paid here and there.
“You can never collect enough money to make vital bigger purchases.
“The new system means they can budget more successfully.”
2nd of August, Warrington Guardian.
Meanwhile staff at the DWP tell a different story,
Staff working on the biggest shakeup of the welfare state in its history have described the project as “soul-destroying” and “unbelievably frustrating”, with some saying they are under so much pressure that they can only engage in “firefighting and panic management”.
3rd of August. Guardian.