Spending on external IT contractors by the Department for Work and Pensions has rocketed to £8m every month in a desperate attempt to get the heavily delayed Universal Credit scheme back on track.… Read More DWP spending on IT contractors rockets amid Universal Credit delays
More evidence has emerged that the government’s system for managing disability benefit appeals is failing, despite claims by the DWP that it is getting decisions right first time.… Read More Mandatory Reconsiderations – more evidence the DWP’s system is failing?
The success rate of challenges to the results of disability benefit assessments has fallen dramatically since a new system was introduced in 2013, new figures show.… Read More Sharp collapse in success rate of disability benefit challenges
Yesterday, I spent god knows how long on the phone to the DWP, having the most ridiculous conversation that I (and probably anyone) has ever had with them… Read More Sanctioned while waiting to be sanctioned
More than 40,000 benefit sanctions were imposed on claimants with dependent children in 2013/14, according to figures released by the government.… Read More More than 40,000 benefit sanctions dished out to families with children
Two organisations representing workfare providers have told an inquiry that sanctions should not be applied to benefit claimants who already have jobs.… Read More Universal discredit – the workfare sector comes out against in-work sanctions
People switching from tax credits to Universal Credit could be hit with new debts due to the move, the Department for Work and Pensions has admitted.… Read More Revealed: How Universal Credit could land households with freshly made debt