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Vanguard News – November 2013, statement on Universal Credit




How ministers respond


Major private-sector providers of public services have been found to be ripping us off: putting in invoices for work that wasn’t done. If someone was fixing your house, or whatever, and did that to you, what would you do? What do ministers do? They say once the business has been through a period of ‘corporate renewal’ (whatever that means), we’ll give them more work. Explain that.


Iain Duncan Smith’s Universal Credit programme has, as I predicted, run into massive problems and Duncan Smith is roundly criticised by Select Committees. What does the minister do? He says he’s changed the leadership of the programme and is improving its governance. That’ll do it.


Remember, you heard it here first; UC will fail; guaranteed.


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