Perhaps the biggest welfare myth of all is that ‘Universal credit is on time and on budget’ as the Prime Minister said just before Christmas

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/universal-credit-system-risks-plunging-vulnerable-families-into-debt-warn-mps-8340860.html

There must also be an interesting angle around the behavioural failings of private sector IT consultants ‘sponging off the state’ and committing ‘benefit fraud’? Linked to ‘corporate welfare’ and ‘sanctions’?

Many of you will have seen the image of politicians who will allegedly benefit from the privatisation of the NHS with their hands up  and a very extensive list is available here – http://socialinvestigations.blogspot.co.uk/2012/02/nhs-privatisation-compilation-of.html – but is anyone aware of a similar piece of work that has been done with UC?

(Thanks to Stephen Crossley and the Social Policy Association)

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