Author John Pring

Benefits and Poverty A wheelchair-user sits in front of a stage, while the grass is covered by white flowers

After 21 months of smokescreens, excuses, obstruction and secrecy, work and pensions ministers have finally been forced to publish some of the conclusions reached by their own civil servants about the mistakes that led to 49 benefit claimants losing their lives. Predictably, when the department finally posted 49 heavily-redacted documents online – and also
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