Friday, 7 July 2017

Calls For Universal Credit Rollout To Be Paused

The rollout of Universal Credit should be paused until significant problems with it are fixed, says Citizens Advice. In a major new report - Delivering on Universal Credit - the charity reveals that the requirement to wait for six weeks to receive any payment means people face serious financial insecurity, with many being forced into debt. The research also identifies a wide range of administrative challenges, including problems with the online system and long waits to get help over the phone, which can make the initial six week wait even longer. Download the report from the CAB website.

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