Chair comments on Universal Credit High Court ruling

11 January 2019

Chair Frank Field comments following a judicial review brought forward by mothers.

Letter: Frank Field to Secretary of State Amber Rudd regarding court ruling- dated 11 January 2019

Chair's comment

Commenting on today’s court ruling on Universal Credit, following a judicial review brought by four single mothers, Rt hon Frank Field MP, Chair of the Work and Pensions Select Committee, said:

“The Court has laid bare yet another example of appalling incompetence that was built into the design and delivery of Universal Credit, where common sense seems to be in short supply. Sadly, as always, it has been families on low incomes who have been grossly let down by these failings. 

The decision over how to respond to this significant legal victory for hard-pressed families represents the latest test of the new Secretary of State’s admirable determination to tackle the huge number of flaws in Universal Credit. Justice demands swift action to address this latest flaw that has been exposed by the Court.”

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