Skip to comments.[UK] Government backs down on Universal Credit wait
Posted on 11/15/2017 6:56:28 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
The Government is to cut the controversial six-week wait for Universal Credit payments in the comings days in a bid to see off a Conservative rebellion.
Universal Credit combines six benefits into one single benefit and is designed to simplify the welfare system and to "make work pay".
It was the flagship welfare reform of David Cameron's coalition government, but has been plagued with delays since its inception and by criticism over its design.
One flaw is the six-week wait time which has been criticised across the political divide amid concerns it is pushing claimants into arrears on rent and council tax, and forcing some to use food banks.
Work and Pensions Secretary David Gauke is said to be looking to do more on advance payments for claimants as the roll-out of Universal Credit is expanded from five to 50 job centres a month.
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The coming Great Global “worker’s paradise” will only last o long.
Then will come the Great Global Venezuela.
After that...who knows? But one thing is certain: Civilization will have been utterly destroyed by the process.
If done right it makes sense. One stop shopping could potentially mean on application transaction and approval so you could get rid of redundant agency employees and personnel. Of course, that would never happen here.
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