DWP officials pocket £44m in ‘performance’ bonuses whilst spending £35m fighting disabled benefit claimants in court.

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A fine example of how the Conservative’s prioritise their spending of public money. The Department for Work and Pensions have paid DWP officials £44 million in ‘performance’ related pay bonuses, this comes in the wake of the disastrous roll-out of their flagship welfare policy Universal Credit which over the past year has left thousands of vulnerable people with up to a desperate 6 week waiting period for payments to start coming through. The project has wasted hundreds of millions of pounds on ongoing IT problems, the architect of Universal Credit (Iain Duncan Smith) tried to hide the ongoing failures throughout it’s development. 8 years on and £2bn already spent, there are still only a small fraction of claimants who have been successfully moved onto UC. (In June 2018 this figure stood at a mere 10% of all claimaints). Despite this 240 senior DWP officials were paid a total £760,000 in bonuses…

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