Friday, 15 June 2018 16:59



The SNP has welcomed a report which exposes the UK government's 'shambolic' flagship benefits system.

Social Justice Spokesperson Neil Gray MP said the UK government must not ignore the findings which confirm the roll-out of Universal Credit was too slow, does not deliver value for money and causes hardship.

Neil Gray MP said:
“The UK Government tell us time and time again that Universal Credit is working. They are wrong - it isn’t and this report exposes those failures.

“This report shows just how much of a mess the Universal Credit roll out is. The SNP has been warning about the issues with the payments system for 6 years – but the DWP are tin-eared - leaving people in desperate situations.   

“For the National Audit Office to conclude that Universal Credit has not delivered value for money - that it is uncertain that it ever will –  and that it may end up costing more than the system it replaces,  is a total indictment of the Tories callous and damaging policy.

“The DWP has pushed ahead with their shambolic roll-out despite all the warnings, and the total disregard shown for the hardship faced by claimants is nothing short of immoral and shameful. The UK Government continues to be bogged down in its own Brexit mess, and what this report shows is that the DWP flagship welfare reform is completely rudderless.”


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