‘Ben­e­fit wait to be cut’

Evening Telegraph (Late Extra Edition) - - PUZZLES -

THE six-week wait for Uni­ver­sal Credit pay­ments could be cut next week, it has been re­ported.

The De­part­ment for Work and Pen­sions de­clined to com­ment on a re­port sug­gest­ing the change, but min­is­ter Damian Hinds stressed that the Gov­ern­ment was “con­tin­u­ally look­ing to im­prove the sys­tem”.The re­port quoted an un­named “Gov­ern­ment source fa­mil­iar with the plans” as say­ing there would be “some move­ment” on the wait time in the early part of next week.

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