Universal Credit is an ambitious program to rationalize the benefit system, reducing transaction costs and saving millions of pounds.
Unfortunately, the ambitious plan has run into both political and delivery challenges.
There is widespread opinion that the benefit syatem is broken and seriously abused, which justifies radical change.
However, as ther article points out, the government’s policies are a bit flaky in places, without detailed research evidence.
Let me ask an open question:
Should the universal credit program be scrapped, modified or replaced?