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Rudd accused of misleading MPs on universal credit by exaggerating jobcentre visits

John Pring - 24 January 2019

The new work and pensions secretary has been accused of misleading MPs about her government’s under-fire universal credit benefit system, after she was caught exaggerating the number of jobcentres she had visited since her appointment.

Amber Rudd told the House of Commons earlier this month that she had visited “many” jobcentres since being appointed to replace Esther McVey as work and pensions secretary in November.

She used this reference to her frequent visits to justify her claim that jobcentre staff were “enthusiastic about universal credit”... See more



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