Not Much has changed since the Above.
Ipswich Unemployed Action was going to give a detailed account of last night’s Channel Four’s Benefit Britain on Universal Credit.
It was excellent and there’s no need to give our own notes, except to say that the programme gave an indication of the personal suffering the new system is causing.
The job has been done, by the Daily Mirror.
A reporter posing as a Universal Credit adviser trainee was told not to tell claimants about a vital cash fund for clothes, bus fares or other expenses to help them into work.
The undercover journalist spent seven weeks working at the Department for Work and Pensions’ (DWP) Bolton Universal Credit contact centre.
He was told by trainers not to bring up same-day advance payments for those struggling…
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