Together with error, it is set to cost the taxpayer an eye-watering sum in the region of £4.6 billion.
Posts Tagged: Department of Work and Pensions
Javid delivers the Budget he never got a chance to – via the Centre for Policy Studies. He wants to go for growth.
It’s a good thing for former senior Ministers to keep thinking, going and contributing, and we wouldn’t be surprised to see a comeback to government.
An election that saw them returned to say yes to Brexit and boosterism leaves Johnson vulnerable to events and reality.
Mike Brewer: Universal Credit – the surprise hero of this crisis so far. But more daunting challenges await it.
The Government should temporarily suspend or increase the benefit cap – so that all families on UC benefit from the emergency measures.
Iain Duncan Smith: Here’s to a quiet success in the struggle against the virus – the resilience and robustness of Universal Credit
The system has been able to withstand the enormous pressures of this pandemic, with more than 1.5 million new claims processed.
Our priorities were: tackling global climate change, solving Grand Challenges and making the UK the best place in the world to work and to grow a business.
Let’s say that Patel did, on occasion, shout – or lose her temper. Should that really be deemed unacceptable?
If she wants to sound off, fine. But Johnson brought her back, and she then resigned – claiming he didn’t want a Brexit deal. Why should he heed her now?
The Conservative Party has been at the forefront of reforms which have helped the disadvantaged. Modern history is full of evidence of this vital strain of conservatism.
Competent, loyal, a woman – oh, and a Johnson voter from the leadership election. We hope the new Work and Pensions Secretary enjoys the ride.
Dom Morris: A National Welfare Council, uniting disparate departments and agencies, could greatly alleviate poverty
This strategic approach has brought sizeable benefits in the field of security, and could work for welfare, too.
Working-aged benefits have been deeply and disproportionately cut. But if the welfare system is to be suitably resourced in the future, the public need to believe it is fair.
He resigned in December over Brexit, but has now been promoted from PPS to Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State.
The Prime Minister has started filling some of the extraordinary number of vacancies in her ministry we identified this morning.
“So I will be reviewing our goal to get one million more disabled people in work by 2027. We can do more, and I want to set a new and more ambitious goal.”