Tory government’s lies about Universal Credit banned by advertising watchdog

False: The adverts appeared in the Metro newspaper.

The Tory government used public money to lie about what it was doing for poor people, according to the Advertising Standards Authority.

The watchdog organisation has banned a series of government adverts intended to boost Universal Credit – which the Tories said busted myths about the benefit.

In fact, according to the ASA, the government’s claims were lies.

A claim that people moved into work faster on universal credit (UC) than under the old system could not be substantiated.

And claims that job centres will pay an advance to people who need it and that rent can be paid directly to landlords under UC were also found to be unsupported.

The ads appeared in the Metro newspaper and website, and in MailOnline – and attracted 44 complaints, including from the Motor Neurone Disease Association, the Disability Benefits Consortium (DBC) and the anti-poverty charity Zacchaeus 2000 Trust (Z2K), who have called for the DWP to apologise in light of the ASA ruling.

Your money was used to pay for these lies – and now that Tories are seeking re-election, no doubt to spend your money on more lies.

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One Comment

  1. John ocoy November 7, 2019 at 10:30 am - Reply

    When will thies horrible people. Responsible. For this immoral. Liying. Behaviour. Be punished. This now has to stop.

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