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This is from HuffPost’s Paul Waugh.
Source tells me were at least THIRTEEN DWP officials accompanying David Gauke at select cttee just now.
Frank Field, the chair, is asking the questions now.
Q: UC is supposed to be similar to work. But in Birkenhead (Field’s constituency) people are paid weekly. Under UC they are paid monthly. Why aren’t they paid weekly, or every fortnight at least, as in Scotland and Northern Ireland.