Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Universal Credit set for Delay as Goverment sees Problems ahead

The Goverment it is reported in Todays Financial Times, is set to put Welfare reforms on hold.
The government is prepared to delay its flagship welfare reform amid fears the complex changes may need to be more thoroughly tested before being extended to all benefit claimants, the Financial Times has learnt. Universal credit, under which six benefits will be incorporated into a single payment, lies at the heart of a drive by Iain Duncan Smith, work and pensions secretary, to ensure people are better off in work than on benefits.
People before profit have long campaigned that Universal Credit is unworkable in its present form,and would lead to thousands of people being left without any money for weeks.
As always will keep you posted on this issue.

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