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Liz questions Employment Minister on Universal Credit


On 8 January Labour secured an Urgent Question in Parliament following reports that the Government has delayed a vote on moving 3 million people currently claiming benefits including Housing Benefit, Jobseeker’s Allowance and Employment and Support Allowance – known as ‘legacy’ benefits – onto Universal Credit, and has instead decided to pilot this for around 10,000 people. I challenged the Minister on the continuing problems with Universal Credit that we are seeing in Leicester and called on the Government to stop the rollout and secure fundamental reforms.