Universal Credit waiting times have ‘plunged people into misery and despair’, according to a United Nations envoy. UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights Professor Philip Alston said the introduction of Universal Credit has caused extreme hardship but could easily be reversed by the Government. He claimed the new benefits policies, which the … Read more
http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/sep/21/private-island-britain-belongs-someone-else-review-compelling-study-industries-foreign-hands I saw this in a comment on Cobra’s blog. It’s a short article in the link above, but if anyone has read this book or is familiar with the author of either this article or the book please comment below.