Four single mothers win Universal Credit legal battle as Rudd reverses plan | ITV News

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:

• Subscribe to ITV News on YouTube:
• Get breaking news and more stories at

Follow ITV News on Facebook:
Follow ITV News on Twitter:
Follow ITV News on Instagram:

Leave a Comment