Sadiq Khan: Universal Credit rollout must be paused

Red Robin - 31 August 2018

The London mayor warned that the policy poises ‘significant threat of harm’ to society's most vulnerable.

As part of the official submission to the DWP's consultation, Sadiq Khan called on the government to halt its plans to migrate two-million welfare claimants over to the new system by mid 2019.

The Universal Credit system has been plagued with problems, with IT issues, lack of funding and delayed payments causing many recipients to fall into poverty and homelessness after being unable to pay rent.... See more

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