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Benefits and Poverty Esther McVey speaking in the House of Commons
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A charity has refused to criticise the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) over four deaths linked to universal credit, hours after a minister announced it would receive tens of millions of pounds to support claimants on the new benefit system. Work and pensions secretary Esther McVey (pictured) told the Conservative party conference on
Benefits and Poverty Entrance to DWP's Caxton House HQ
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The minister for disabled people has admitted that the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) needs to “make improvements” in order to increase disabled people’s “confidence” in the social security system. Sarah Newton told a fringe event at her party’s annual conference in Birmingham that “for lots of reasons” too many people were worried
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