Citizens Advice says concerns remain despite government’s budget boost for Universal Credit

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Citizens Advice says concerns remain despite government’s budget boost for Universal Credit

Category : Benefits

Friday 02 November 2018

Citizens Advice has responded to the government’s announcement of a boost in funding for Universal Credit in this year’s Budget.

Gillian Guy, Chief Executive of Citizens Advice, said:

“Today’s announcement suggests the government rightly acknowledges Universal Credit has serious problems that must be fixed. This funding will help some people who are really struggling to get by including disabled people.

“However, there are still fundamental problems with Universal Credit. Based on our evidence, we believe improvements must be made to Universal Credit before millions more people are moved onto the new benefit.

“We await further details on additional protections announced for those moving over to Universal Credit as we’re concerned some people may be left behind without enough money to live on.”