Sunday, December 23, 2018

Universal Discredit

The Universal Credit system leaves too many UK claimants with children facing a stark choice between turning down jobs or getting into debt.

TheWork and Pensions Select Committee says the way parents have to pay for childcare up front, then claim it back afterwards is a "barrier to work".
Committee chairman Frank Field said it was "irresponsible" to put this burden on "struggling, striving parents...It's not just driving parents into despair and debt and creating problems for childcare providers - it's also actively working to prevent the government achieving its own aim of getting more people into work."

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