Calls for benefits shake-up to stop
The UK Government’s Universal Credit scheme must be halted, opponents have said after a new study argued that scrapping the benefits system would help young people.
Both the SNP and Labour have called for Chancellor Philip Hammond to use his Budget to reverse its plans.
Theresa May says that the concept of universal credit is “simpler” than the old benefits system and that it “makes sure work pays”.
But it has been dogged with complaints about delays in payments and claims it actually can penalise some self-employed workers.
And the Resolution Foundation think-tank said that unfreezing working age benefits would mainly benefit young families.