Universal Credit labelled a £700m flop which has had 'very little progress'

Sooraj Shah
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Public Accounts Committee says only 0.3 per cent of the eligible population could claim Universal Credit in October 2014

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has spent £700m on Universal Credit but has managed only "very little progress", according to MPs at the Public Accounts Committee (PAC). In a report l...

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