Universal Credit Stuck In The Slow Lane As Government Told Roll-Out Plans ‘Not Credible’ | Welfare Weekly

According to this article, the UK Government has been told plans to fully roll-out Universal Credit within five years are not “credible”.

English: A flow-chart of the procedure for pas...

English: A flow-chart of the procedure for passing a bill through the British Parliament. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Source: Universal Credit Stuck In The Slow Lane As Government Told Roll-Out Plans ‘Not Credible’ | Welfare Weekly

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?

Thoughts?

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: