29 October 2018

Universal Credit - Public Accounts Committtee Report

The Public Accounts Committee published its report on Universal Credit on 26 October 2018.

The report's summary begins 'The introduction of Universal Credit is causing unacceptable hardship and difficulties for many of the claimants it was designed to help. However, while the Department is responsive to feedback on its digital systems from staff, it has persistently dismissed evidence that Universal Credit is causing hardship for claimants and additional burdens for local organisations, and refuses to measure what it does not want to see.' 

The report is critical of the introduction of Universal Credit and goes on to make several recommendations. The full report is available on the parliament.uk website