'Devastating implications' warning over data threat

By Dan Peters | 01 June 2023

A Government threat to suspend council access to Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) data will have ‘devastating implications’ if Whitehall follows through, an expert has warned.

The sector has reacted with anger and disappointment after civil servants made ‘key changes’ to an annually-reviewed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) governing how councils will use data from the DWP and HM Revenue & Customs.

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