Working Tax Credit recipients to be moved onto Universal Credit – DWP process to ‘resume’ | Personal Finance | Finance


He said: “A process to move around 1.7 million households, many with complex lives, onto Universal Credit from legacy benefits creates a significant risk for both those who are reliant on these benefits and also for the Department for Work and Pensions in delivering it. 

“For the public to have confidence in this process and to minimise risk further consideration needs to be given to establishing appropriate independent oversight and scrutiny of the programme as it moves forward.”

Concerns have also been raised by charities, who note that the ‘managed migration’ may be too much for some household budgets to handle during the cost of living crunch. 

The biggest of which is the fact that Universal Credit is paid in arrears, with first-time claimants having to wait five weeks before their first payment. 

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