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Neil: Universal credit is a mean, flawed scheme. Its rollout must be blocked.

 

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"Southwark’s trialling of universal credit has been fraught with problems. Almost weekly, I have seen the direct effect of the scheme’s inbuilt delays."

"From asking for help to getting any takes at least six weeks, but the average has consistently been higher – and many people wait up to 12 weeks. This pushes many into foodbank use, debt, rent arrears and even evictions".

Read Neil's full piece on the Guardian website here

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