McVey’s universal credit refusal could see hundreds of thousands lose all income

John Pring - 8 November 2018

The failure of ministers to make a key change to the way the government will move existing benefit claimants onto universal credit could see hundreds of thousands of disabled people left without any income at all, campaigners fear.

Work and pensions secretary Esther McVey (pictured) this week published the government’s draft regulations on the migration of millions of claimants of benefits such as employment and support allowance (ESA) and jobseeker’s allowance onto the new benefit system.

According to government estimates, more than a third of those migrating will be sick and disabled people who currently receive ESA... See more

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