The roll-out of Universal Credit has proven to be a failure. The independent National Audit Office concluded that the Government should stop any further implementation of the new welfare payment as too many people were being left in debt.
The Secretary of State has been very frugal with the truth. She said that because the NAO said that the roll-out shouldn’t be slower (because they said it should be halted) she is interpreting that as a green light to speed up the process.
Thankfully I had two questions at Work and Pensions questions today so was able to quote the NAO report back at the minister. The Government may want to shove its head in the sand and pretend all is well but the experts and facts detail just how failed Universal Credit is.