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McVey calls Universal Credit "World Leading."

Work and Pensions Secretary Esther McVey today called Universal Credit “world leading” and a “great example of British innovation” despite it being heavily criticised by a National Audit Office (NAO) report on Friday. 760 more words

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I'm Schrödinger's Universal Credit claimant according to the DWP

So today, 21st June, I finally received a letter from the DVLA outlining what exactly had been said by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) Universal Credit Assessor about my fitness to drive. 464 more words

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Government must 'wake up to universal credit flaws'

MPs criticise government for dismissing audit that revealed failings in welfare scheme

MPs have told the government to “wake up to reality” after it rejected criticism of universal credit by the public spending watchdog and insisted its  1,007 more words


Universal credit flaws inflict childcare costs on new workers

Parents forced to borrow money while waiting for funds, says Save the Children

Design flaws in the way universal credit supports families with the cost of childcare are pushing low-income parents hundreds of pounds into debt “just for getting a new job”, according to Save the Children. 658 more words


Families can't claim Universal Credit as software 'can't cope' with demand

The roll out of Universal Credit locally has led to problems for claimants, including threats of eviction.

Many families have had to be given emergency payments because their money was slow in coming through and errors in data have caused delays and uncertainty for those on the new benefit.  531 more words


Universal creditors

It has been another terrible few weeks for the ministers and civil servants at the heart of the universal credit debacle, what with the release of the… 1,487 more words

Universal Credit: A Victim Impact Statement

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Pauline is a young woman who was put on Universal Credit (UC) in January 2017. Before this she was a self-employed personal trainer working for a gym and claiming Working Tax Credits (WTC). 1,842 more words