Universal credit: benefits reform risks being another Whitehall slip-up

 

The plan by Work and Pensions (DWP) secretary Iain Duncan Smith to replace dozens of benefits with a single Universal Credit is the Coalition’s flagship welfare reform.

However MPs on the Public Accounts Committee warned that it was based on new IT services which had to be delivered in a very short time, and also requires an effective "IT back office" at the department.

Universal credit: benefits reform risks being another Whitehall slip-up – Telegraph

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One Response to “Universal credit: benefits reform risks being another Whitehall slip-up”

  1. What makes me sick... Says:

    Holy crap! That article sent a chill up my spine. Could you see this ‘Government’ implementing an IT project of this importance to those in our society who completely rely on the quality, as well as the very existence of its services? It’s obvious how to pay for this nationwide train wreck, cut vital benefits in the name of reform. Simple.

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