Armed with tins of beans and bags of sugar, elected representatives of this government have been posing alongside the damage they’ve done.
Questions are being asked about carers who are ending up having to repay years and years of payments.
Rough sleeping is only the most visible symptom of a larger crisis.
Instead of making life easier for the millions of households who rely on social security, the new welfare system is driving people into debt.
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When minsters only care about messaging, they’ve lost the argument.
Philip Alston found elements of the new Universal Credit welfare system “problematic”, “harsh” and “unnecessary”.
“By resigning, my salary has been halved.”
The new Work and Pensions Secretary didn’t take the opportunity to reset the policy. She may regret it.
Unable to walk, talk or feed herself, doubly incontinent and depending on 24-hour care, Emily Lydon was given a work capability assessment and had her benefits halved.
Philip Alston, the United Nations special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, was scathing about the government’s cuts and welfare changes.