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43: Lord Freud

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As chalices go, few come more poisonous than universal credit, fitness-for-work assessments and the benefit cap, all of which controversies are Lord Freud’s responsibilities as welfare reform minister at the Department for Work & Pensions.

Lord freud

Lord freud

Source: Mister Oy

He has had similar ministerial roles since 2010 and before becoming a Conservative peer published a 2007 report, Reducing Dependency, Increasing Opportunity: options for the future of welfare to work.

Before entering politics he was a financial journalist and investment banker.

He has credited the free exchange of ideas with pilot councils as having helped to shape the universal credit programme.

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