9. Mar, 2018


"DWP argued last month that it had just “simplified and rationalised the various, complex disability premiums” that exist in the current system.

But it refused to explain exactly how it had done so and who would lose out under the new system.

Because of that refusal, Disability News Service (DNS) submitted a request on 18 January under the Freedom of Information Act, asking DWP to explain how the system of disability premiums was being replaced under universal credit, and the exact financial impact this would have on people who previously received each of the premiums, as well as on new claimants."

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has breached freedom of information laws by refusing to explain how its new universal credit system of…