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Benefits and Poverty Outside view of the Houses of Parliament
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People with mental health problems are becoming “tangled up” in the bureaucracy and flaws of the government’s new universal credit benefit system, a committee of MPs have heard. Members of the public accounts committee heard this week that claimants were facing “considerable hardship and considerable deterioration in their mental health” because of universal credit.
Benefits and Poverty John McArdle speaking into a microphone
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The prime minister has been accused of hypocrisy, after making a high-profile series of announcements on the “burning injustices” facing people in mental distress, despite research that has linked her own government’s welfare reforms with hundreds of suicides. Theresa May used the package of measures that she claimed would “transform” mental health support in
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