Tory DWP Secretary Amber Rudd denies hiring paid actor to pose as Universal Credit claimant in official video

John O'Connell - 29 January 2019

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has been forced to defend an official government video promoting the highly controversial new Tory benefit system, Universal Credit, after it emerged that the ‘claimant’ featured throughout is actually a professional actor.

The video, posted by the Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd on Twitter, documents the supposedly true story of “Charlie”, who – according to the video – had a hugely positive experience of claiming Universal Credit... See more