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DPAC Sheffield Protests Against DWP Metro Adverts

DPAC Sheffield Protests Against DWP Metro Adverts

Members of DPAC Sheffield have launched a protest against a £250,000 advertising campaign for the controversial Universal Credit scheme in a free newspaper.

The local branch of campaigning organisation Disabled People Against Cuts has been holding ‘Dump Metro’ events at Sheffield train station because of leaked documents showing the new DWP strategy to print features about the scheme without pointing out that they are actually paid-for adverts. Similar protests are now also taking place across the country.

Jennifer Jones from Sheffield DPAC said: “They (the DWP) are taking money off the public, to lie to us about how well universal credit is working. They could be spending that money on us, but they’re spending it to con us.”

DPAC Sheffield will be holding a protest rally at the station on the morning of Friday May 31st , starting at 8.30am.

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