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Many Universal Credit claimants are losing hundreds of pounds each year because their payday falls too close to their assessment date, a charity has revealed.
Paying the Universal Credit benefit to a household rather than individuals could increase the risk of domestic violence, MPs have warned.
Universal Credit claims ‘falter’ due to a complicated process and a lack of support, a charity which supports claimants has found.
Nearly three-quarters of households on Universal Credit are in rent arrears compared to 26% of all households, new research has revealed.
A group of housing organisations yesterday warned that Universal Credit is ‘flawed’ and is causing debt, suffering and hardship for millions.
The work and pensions secretary Esther McVey has been forced to apologise for making misleading statements about the roll-out of Universal Credit.
Local authorities and social housing providers must use data to provide a faster and more efficient service for the citizens they serve, says Gary Bell.
A minister has defended Universal Credit against damning criticism from auditors, describing it as ‘an agile, adaptable system, fit for the 21st century’.
Reforms to the welfare system could increase women’s vulnerability to financial abuse, a new report has argued today.
Auditors have heavily criticised the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) for the design and implementation of Universal Credit.