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Universal Credit Rollout Paused After Humiliating Government Defeat

The Government’s flagship new benefit scheme, Universal Credit, has been paused after a humiliating defeat in the House of Commons. Pioneered by Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Iain Duncan-Smith, the welfare scheme has had a disastrous launch, receiving criticism from MP’s and campaigners. The motion to pause the rollout of the scheme was […]

Plan needed for transfer of social security powers to Scotland, say MPs and MSPs

A joint letter has been issued by Holyrood’s social security committee and Westminster’s Scottish affairs committee. The letter calls for a clear plan to execute a successful transfer of welfare powers to Scotland. The letter to the secretary of state for work and pensions, Damian Green, and the cabinet secretary for communities, social security and […]