Call for ‘revolutionary’ welfare payments move

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The Government should explore combining personal budgets and welfare payments on to prepaid cards for financially vulnerable people, offering them choice and control over the resources they are entitled to. That call has come from think tank Demos, which has found that around a quarter of local authorities in England are already using prepaid cards – with 30% more planning to use them in the next 12 months. Its report case studies those councils currently using them in the distribution of ...

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