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A cut in the time people have to wait for payment of Universal Credit has made no difference to the number struggling with debt, according to campaigners.
Two households are challenging the Department for Work and Pensions in court after being forced to move to UC and losing hundreds of pounds as a result.
A series of measures to reform Universal Credit are due to be announced today by the work and pensions secretary.
The High Court today has ruled that the way the Department for Work and Pensions interprets Universal Credit regulations is ‘unlawful’.
Work and pensions secretary Amber Rudd has delayed the next phase of the Universal Credit (UC) rollout amid ongoing concerns over the controversial system.
MPs have warned of potentially 'disastrous' consequences for disabled people if the Universal Credit benefits system goes ahead as currently planned.
Universal Credit (UC) is bad for health and wellbeing, academics have found in a new study commissioned by Gateshead MBC.
The Universal Credit reforms announced as part of the budget means an additional 200,000 families will be better off under the new benefit system, compared to the old one.
Universal Credit claimants are to be given more time to switch to the new benefit after warnings from campaigners and MPs that payment delays were causing hardship for vulnerable people.
A billion pounds has been promised in an attempt to ease benefits claimants’ transition to Universal Credit.