UnemployedNet live tweeting on tonight's Universal Credit doc

Mon, 27/10/2014 - 11:53 -- nick

UnemployedNet will be live tweeting during tonight's Channel 4 Dispatches documentary on Universal Credit.

The doc has uncovered some huge holes in the scheme, with a jobcentre whistleblower calling it "completely unworkable" and describing it as "sinking".

There are still major problems, and Dispatches will focus on some of the human costs of these, including an interview with a pregnant woman who could only ate a packet of crisps a day because of delays to her claim.

We wrote last week about Iain Duncan Smith's latest report on Universal Credit, which whitewashed the issues in favour of exaggerated claims of savings to the public purse.

A TV programme that balances this official view is long overdue.

Please join us on Twitter from 8.00 pm for live commentary - @UnemployedNet