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22 November 2012

Universal Credit: Government must ensure implementation plans protect most vulnerable, say MPs

In a report published today, “Universal Credit implementation: meeting the needs of vulnerable claimants”, the Work and Pensions Committee concludes that the Government has designed a welfare system which should help ease the transition from benefits to work, but warns that significant concerns remain about the potential impact of the changes on some of the most vulnerable benefit claimants. It urges the Government to reflect on its ambitious implementation timetable.

The report was launched in the House of Commons today by the Chair of the Work and Pensions Committee, Dame Anne Begg MP.