Universal credit system risks plunging vulnerable families into debt, warn MPs

The Independent: The most vulnerable families risk debt and hardship as a result of moves to switch all benefit claimants on to the new Universal Credit system from next year, an all-party group of MPs warned last night. … read more

Universal Credit implementation: meeting the needs of vulnerable claimants

"It is acknowledged that some of the most vulnerable claimants struggle with the existing system and this inquiry has shown that serious concerns persist about how they will be supported with the transition to Universal Credit. The focus of this report is therefore the further steps the Government needs to take to ensure that Universal Credit works properly for all claimants, not just the majority."

House of Commons Work and Pensions Committee