Claimants ‘worse off’

Coventry Telegraph - - NATIONAL -

WORK and Pen­sions Sec­re­tary Es­ther McVey has con­firmed some peo­ple will be worse off as a re­sult of Universal Credit (UC).

Chal­lenged over a think-tank es­ti­mate that three mil­lion peo­ple will be about £1,800 a year worse-off due to the move to UC, Ms McVey said: “I have said we made tough de­ci­sions and some peo­ple will be worse off.”

UC re­places a range of ex­ist­ing wel­fare pay­ments.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.