Prior to this week’s publication of the latest National Audit Office (NAO) report on the Government Digital Service (GDS), rumour had it the Whitehall watchdog had pulled back from serious criticism and tempered its observations. A first draft, so it was said, was subsequently toned...
MPs are often at their most lyrically creative when they sit on the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) and are given free rein to criticise those they see as miscreants wasting taxpayers' money.
So this week we saw
If Universal Credit were made into a Hollywood rom-com, you just know that Margaret Hodge and Robert Devereux would be the central characters. Thrust into repeated opposition on different sides of a heated Public Accounts...
"Unacceptably poor management" and "wasted time and taxpayer's money" - that's how Margaret Hodge, MP, the chair of the Public Accounts Committee described Universal Credit this week.
"There is no debacle on Universal Credit" declared Iain Duncan Smith in his opening salvo to MPs on the Work and Pensions Select Committee this week.
Here's a question for you to ponder: What is the public interest in Universal Credit, the government's flagship welfare reform programme?
My guess is that the public would be very interested to know how the
It is increasingly likely the government will have to write-off most, if not all, of the £303m spent so far on developing IT to support Universal Credit.
Multiple sources told Computer Weekly that
How much worse might things get with the troubled Universal Credit IT programme?
Last week, we learned through a National Audit Office report that...
Work and pensions secretary Iain Duncan Smith - the person ultimately responsible for the delivery of Universal Credit - has been touring TV and radio stations this morning, and facing questions in the House of Commons, to try to present a positive light on the