Speaking to indy100, Sam Clark, Chief Press Officer for the Department of Work and Pensions, said:
Everything portrayed in the video is true, and the people speaking are not paid to do so. Charlie is a real Universal Credit claimant who has now moved into work and his work coach, shown in the video, still works at the jobcentre.
Charlie was asked to speak about his Universal Credit experience and his responses were not scripted.
Amber Rudd also denied the claims. Taking to Twitter she wrote:
Glad you met Charlie.
Your scepticism and conspiracy theories are misplaced.
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