Documents released after a four-year legal battle reveal the extent of the UK government’s blithe disregard for the risks faced by Universal Credit.

This week, internal reviews of the enormous project in 2011 and 2012 were published by the Department of Work and Pensions under Freedom of Information laws.

The dossiers reveal a department obsessed with meeting unrealistic targets and consequently failing to plan for key aspects of the programme – in particular cyber-security and fraud.

Reported by The Register. You can read the full story here. 

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