Tuesday 21 May 2013

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Cameron and Welfare Secretary Iain Duncan-Smith decide to check their facts...

SOURCE BBC NEWS: Iain Duncan Smith caught exaggerating benefit cap figures
The Work and Pensions Secretary said that his new benefit cap was having "the desired impact" because 8,000 people who would have faced a benefit cut had been incentivised to get jobs. But the UK Statistics Authority, the statistics watchdog, said his figures were simply "unsupported by the official statistics published by the department". For the third time in just six months, the head of the UK Statistics Authority has written to ministers to warn them about their misuse of statistics.

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  1. DWP caught out creating fake benefits claimants, reported in the Daily Mail:
    "Haven't we seen you before? How FAKE benefit claimants 'Zac' and 'Sarah' in leaflet praising welfare sanctions system have appeared in previous Government literature."

  2. BBC reports:
    "More than 2,300 died after fit for work assessment - DWP figures
    Between December 2011 and February 2014 the equivalent of about 90 people a month died after their Employment and Support Allowance claim was ended."


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