11 Jan 2019

Universal Credit to be ‘reset’

Social Affairs Editor and Presenter

Declaring she wants to make the system more compassionate and fair, Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd has announced a package of changes to the controversial universal credit, delaying the transfer of three million people on to the new benefit until next year.

Potential problems with the system were further exposed today when four single mothers won a high court battle over the way the monthly payments were made, after arguing they were ending up out of pocket.