The TUC has just published their response to the Freud Review, "Reducing Poverty, Increasing Support".
Their response makes two main points:
"Benefit claimants, including disabled people and lone parents, need extra support to help them to get jobs, not the threat of penalties".
"There is no need for privatisation or contracting out of services currently provided by Jobcentre Plus. We pay particular attention to some of the problems that may follow from contracting out to faith organisations".