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‘Vulnerable people’ will be caught up in Universal Credit fiasco warns Oldham MP

In a report published on 9/4/14 the Work and Pensions Select Committee, which I am a member of, warns there remains worrying uncertainty about the hugely over-budget Universal Credit (UC) IT system and how vulnerable people will be supported to cope with the changes it brings. The questions the government seem unable to answer around the […]

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‘Spirit Level’ Author shares knowledge with Oldham Fairness Commission

I was delighted that acclaimed author Professor Richard Wilkinson, who co-wrote The Spirit Level with Professor Kate Pickett, was able to appear as the guest expert at the 3rd Oldham Fairness Commission (OFC) hearing on inequalities in income at Shaw and Crompton Parish Council, on 4th April. Over the past five years, Professor Wilkinson and his […]


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