29th April 2013 and the UK Government launches the ‘pathfinder’ phase of a flagship policy (Universal Credit) which ‘enables’ online claims for consolidated social benefits. The main roll-out is scheduled to follow in October.
There were serious fears that the new service would present problems for computer users with up-to-date browser software. These fears, which have apparently been allayed READ MORE
There has been more broughaha this week about the latest embarrassing loss of highly sensitive UK Government data (prisoner and convicted persons data), which was blithely downloaded (unencrypted) to a USB memory stick by a PA contractor and then misplaced/ lost.
Home Office Minister Tony McNulty was promptly trotted out to expiate departmental responsibility for this latest evidence of appalling READ MORE