Claimants ‘worse off’

Warwickshire Telegraph - - NEWS -

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.

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