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Claimants suffering hardship in Universal Credit roll-out

15 June 2018

Public Accounts Committee Chair Meg Hillier MP has commented on today’s National Audit Office report on the roll-out of Universal Credit.

The Committee Chair, Meg Hillier MP, comments:

"The Government’s introduction of Universal Credit has been one long catalogue of delay with huge impact on people’s lives.

After eight years’ work and £1.3bn spent on the project, not even 10% of claimants have transferred. Many who have moved are suffering hardship but the Department for Work and Pensions does not accept it is at fault. 

DWP needs to wake up and understand what is going so wrong before future claimants share a similar fate."

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