Public want controls on benefit spending

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Published by 24publishing for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Bill Payments, Health, Local Government

The majority of the public want benefit spend monitored, according to a poll, leading to fears the Government’s rhetoric around 'problem families' and 'scroungers' is shaking people’s faith in the welfare state. Think-tank Demos polled 2,052 adults, which revealed that 59% of them believed the Government should control what people spend the new Universal Credit on. However, the figure rose sharply when respondents were quizzed, for example, about whether those with a substance or g...

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