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National Audit Office accuses McVey of lying


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The Work and Pensions Secretary has been thrown into an extraordinary public spat with the National Audit Office after she disowned its report on Universal Credit.


Ms McVey claimed the damning NAO study, which found the flagship six-in-one benefit has not delivered value for money and threw claimants into hardship, was out of date.


But today Auditor General Sir Amyas Morse took the rare step of writing an open letter to "clarify the facts".


Green Party leader Caroline Lucas said: "Things have reached a new low when the National Audit Office accuses a Cabinet Minister of lying.





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