The delivery of the flagship welfare reform has been found by the House of Commons Committee of Public Accounts to be causing unacceptable hardship to claimants.
The report found that there are a number of significant issues with the delivery of Universal Credit.
Universal Credit is a new welfare system introduced in 2013, and has slowly been rolled out across the country. This system aims to replace six benefits including child tax credit and Job Seekers Allowance.
However since the start of the rollout, Universal Credit has faced serious issues including a lengthy waiting time and the lack of automatic split payents that has been found to enable financial abusers.
The report by the House of Commons Committee of Public Accounts found that:
We welcome these findings and we call on Government to start taking steps to fix Universal Credit.
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Food Poverty: Over 8 million people in the UK struggle to get enough to eat. Sustain is working with communities, third-sector organisations, local authorities and government, aiming to make sure everyone can eat well.
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