The Government's flagship benefit reform has been savaged by MPs for "shocking" failures and "alarmingly weak" management that have already wasted at least £140 million.
Secretaries were allowed to authorise purchase orders worth more than £20 million, and in some cases it is unclear what suppliers have been paid for, according to a damning report by the Public Accounts Committee.
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Conservative Ben Bradley admitted his claims were 'wholly untrue and false', and pledged a 'significant' donation to charity.
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It comes as 22 charities signed an open letter vowing to improve safeguarding, and apologising for 'failures' in the sector.