Uni­ver­sal Credit roll-out de­layed un­til next year

Daily Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - NEWS -

THE full roll-out of Uni­ver­sal Credit in North­ern Ire­land has been de­layed.

All rel­e­vant ex­ist­ing ben­e­fit claimants were due to be moved on in July.

The Depart­ment for Com­mu­ni­ties said it will de­fer the be­gin­ning of this phase un­til 2020 and aim to com­plete by the end of 2023. A spokesman said it would give North­ern Ire­land “the op­por­tu­nity to con­sider learn­ing from the pi­lot in Great Bri­tain”.

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