“Universal Credit to cost six times the amount previously suggested”

"The government’s recent review revealed that the flagship Universal Credit welfare programme will cost nearly six times more than previously billed.

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) said Universal Credit will cost £12.8bn – not £2.2 billion previously suggested – because it needs to run existing benefits in parallel as it brings in the new scheme".

 

Source: http://www.computerweekly.com/news/2240185166/Universal-Credit-will-cost-taxpayers-128bn