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DWP managers getting CBE's for killing claimants?

Repeated calls for honors system to be overhauled after accusations the UK government is rewarding those willing to undertake its bidding


Welfare rights campaigners are calling on the honors system to be overhauled after it emerged two senior Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) officials have been awarded CBEs.

Despite sanctions being linked with the deaths of numerous claimants and a punitive welfare cuts' regime causing hardships for thousands of vulnerable clients, Angela MacDonald, the DWP’s director of operational excellence was recognised for “services to welfare reform”, while Graeme Wallace, its pensions director, was honoured for “services to pensioners and welfare reform”.

They were just two of 10 DWP officials to be awarded gongs in the annual New Year’s Honours list.  

The recognition comes after the DWP faced a United Nations probe last year that concluded the UK government had breached disabled people’s human rights across three key parts of the UN Convention on the Ri…

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