Four working single mothers have won a High Court challenge over the Government’s controversial Universal Credit welfare scheme.
It comes as the Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd announces a set of reforms to UC, making the system more “compassionate” than the one she inherited.
She confirmed she was delaying asking Parliament for permission to move three million people on to UC until next year, after a pilot of the transfer from existing benefits has been completed.
Controversial plans to apply a two-child benefit cap retrospectively to new Universal Credit claimants will also be scrapped, helping around 15,000 families.
Full story: https://www.itv.com/news/2019-01-11/reforms-will-make-universal-credit-more-compassionate-and-individual-rudd/
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