DWP kept damning Universal Credit research ‘secret’ for 18 months : Welfare Weekly


The Work and Pensions Select Committee (WPC), a cross-party group of MPs with an interest in social security, has slammed the UK Government for failing to publish research into Universal Credit for a staggering 18 months.

Committee Chair Frank Field has written to Chancellor Philip Hammond, Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd, and copied the letter PM Theresa May, over “alarming” findings of joint HMRC and DWP research into the transition of claimants from tax credits to Universal Credit.

The research found that nearly two-thirds (60%) of former tax credit claimants who were transferred to the new benefits system were struggling to keep up with bills.

 

Source: DWP kept damning Universal Credit research ‘secret’ for 18 months : Welfare Weekly

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