Today the National Audit Office released a report heavily critical of the Government’s flagship benefit programme Universal Credit – saying it is failing to deliver financial savings or employment benefits, all the while leaving some vulnerable benefit claimants struggling to make ends meet. This is a damning report but mostly because it’s on the back…
Government welfare reforms slammed by spending watchdog
The government’s flagship welfare programme may never deliver value for money, according to a damning report by the public spending watchdog. The National Audit Office said that universal credit might end up costing more than the benefit system it was designed to replace, while leaving many of the most vulnerable claimants in hardship, waiting months…
Debbie Abrahams: ‘Catastrophes’ in universal credit roll-out
Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary Debbie Abrahams discusses the Commons vote on universal credit.