DWP issue statement on bank account checks for State Pension and benefits

DWP issue statement on bank account checks for State Pension and benefits

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) says new changes to the Data Protection and Digital Information Bill will not allow them to access bank accounts or monitor how claimants spend their money. It comes after an online petition against the DWP's proposed measures to check bank accounts of people on State Pensions or benefits reached over 10,000 signatures. The petition argues that these proposed changes are too aggressive towards benefit claimants and undermine their rights. Currently, the DWP can …