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DWP untouched by MPs’ criticisms over Universal Credit IT project

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By Tony Collins

Yesterday, while the national media was broadcasting and publishing criticisms of the Universal Credit project by the Public Accounts Committee, tweets by the press office at the Department for Work and Pensions were not exactly contrite.

Some DWP tweets amid the criticisms yesterday afternoon:

@dwppressoffice   The early #UniversalCredit roll-out is going well & we expect to announce more details of delivery plans shortly http://ow.ly/qAeOm 

@dwppressoffice   Head of #UniversalCredit says there is real potential to use much of the existing IT systems http://ow.ly/qAeYc 

@dwppressoffice   We do not recognise the PAC’s £140m write-off figure for #UniversalCredit & expect it to be substantially less http://ow.ly/qzE75 

@dwppressoffice   Today’s PAC report on #UniversalCredit doesn’t take into account our new leadership team or progress in delivery http://ow.ly/qzDvd 

In October the National Audit Office said in its report Universal Credit: early progress:

“Major Projects Authority and supplier-led reviews in mid-2012 identified a ‘fortress’…

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