Sink or Swim? The impact of the Universal Credit

Monday September 17th, 2012

The Universal Credit is heading for trouble. The Government’s reforms will be the most significant changes to the benefits system in a generation, affecting around eight million households, including some of the most vulnerable in society. In changing the way that benefits are paid, the policy aims to prepare people for work, boost personal responsibility and strengthen financial resilience. However, this research finds that on current plans, the scheme risks undermining its own goals by taking a sink or swim approach to the challenge.

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