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Work and Pensions Statement: Universal Credit failings

We were one of the first areas to see Universal Credit (UC) introduced. I have received hundreds of cases since then of people not getting the social security payments they are due.

This week the independent National Audit Office published a damning report stating how UC is failing and should not be rolled out any further until the flaws are sorted.

I have been telling the Government this for months. At today’s statement I pressed once again for more action to be taken to help people who live in rural areas get access to their payments. It is all well and good the Government saying that people should just pop into the local job centre but that is easier said than done if you live in the more rural parts of Flintshire.