16 Oct 2018

Government under pressure to stop universal credit roll-out 

Social Affairs Editor and Presenter

Pressure is building on the government to stop the roll-out of universal credit. A leaked document suggests more radical changes to the benefit might be needed to mitigate its impact on vulnerable claimants.

The government says it will publish plans for the next stage of universal credit in due course, though another delay to the roll-out was announced yesterday.

Some of those waiting to be put on to the new system say they are frightened about being pushed into debt.

We speak to Conservative MP Bob Seely and Labour MP Frank Field.