The new Spartacus report proposes an alternative to the broken ESA system.
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The latest batch of Work Programme data were released today. New quarter; similar results: a programme doing acceptably for some, but for others not.
The DWP has been advising jobcentres on referring benefit claimants to food banks – despite the government’s insistence that food banks do not form part of the welfare system.
There has been considerable furore over the fake psychometric ‘test’ the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has been forcing jobseekers to use under the threat of ‘sanction’ (immediate loss of benefits) since I revealed it in April and the Guardian newspaper published its own account of the story at the beginning of May.
The latest report estimates fraud and error levels in the benefit system in Great Britain, published by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) today, found that benefit fraud accounts for just 0.7 per cent of the welfare budget.
Ahead of the official publication of Work Programme Outcome Statistics by ONS this morning, ministers have been preparing the ground for low expectations.
Atos Healthcare, the company appointed by the government to test whether disabled people are ‘fit to work’, is at the epicentre of dogmatically-driven tragedy.