Bristol professor gives little credit to Tories’ universal benefit

 

The coalition government’s plan to introduce a universal credit to replace the current range of welfare benefits and tax credits will result in large numbers of benefit recipients losing out while adding to the Treasury’s financial burden.

That is the verdict of Bristol University Professor Paul Gregg from the Centre for Market and Public Organisation (CMPO), writing in the current issue of Research in Public Policy.

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Universal Credit complex and costly

The coalition government’s plan to introduce a universal credit to replace the current range of welfare benefits and tax credits will result in large numbers of benefit recipients losing out while adding to the Treasury’s financial burden, according to Professor Paul Gregg of the Centre for Market and Public Organisation (CMPO).

The government argues that the current system is too complicated and that work incentives are too low because benefits are withdrawn when people earn more. The universal credit would take all income-related benefits and tax credits for working-age people into a single system with a single withdrawal rate as earnings rise.

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One Response to “Bristol professor gives little credit to Tories’ universal benefit”

  1. malka Says:

    it’s time for Professor Greggs comments on ESA and UC to be taken seriously by government and an urgent review and halt to all transfers from IB to ESA to commence. Disabled people will be extremely disadvantaged by these measures and their human rights brought into question, by the methods used. Time also for all disabled charities and organsations to stand together and say NOT IN MY NAME
    to the DWP ministers once and for all.

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