Man on a missionPosted: April 30, 2013 Filed under: Welfare reform Leave a comment
So can the Quiet Man with missionary zeal really deliver on the universal credit?
The policy regarded as (depending on your point of view) flagship reform or slow-motion train crash, started in a low-key way in Ashton-under-Lyne on Monday. So low key that, according to the Guardian, nobody turned up for help on the first day.
However, the internal battles over it revealed in Rachel Sylvester’s column in today’s Times (here for those with access) were anything but low key. She describes how Iain Duncan Smith battled with civil servants, the Treasury and Downing Street to secure what he sees as a moral mission of ‘changing people’.
Read the rest of this post on Inside Edge, my blog for Inside Housing