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    Despite the government’s U-turn, Universal Credit still has major problems

Despite the government’s U-turn, Universal Credit still has major problems

While the 2018 Budget proposals mitigate some of the risks of Universal Credit implementation and may help certain groups eligible for work allowances, they overall do little to offset the erosion in household incomes caused by welfare reforms, explains Dan Finn.

Universal Credit (UC) aims to simplify and modernise the income and employment support system for millions of households. The […]

The Department of Work and Pensions must reappraise the proposed costs and efficiencies of their flagship Work Programme before they introduce flawed solutions

Payment by results may meet the same failures Ministers hoped to overcome. Dan Finn suggests that lessons from similar schemes around the world show the risks to service delivery and the need for stronger safeguards for participants. The National Audit Office (NAO) has identified heightened risks to the viability of Government’s flagship ‘payment by results’ Work Programme (WP). The NAO […]