Universal credit at work

Document type
White Paper
Corporate author(s)
Great Britain. Department for Work and Pensions
Publisher
DWP
Date of publication
1 October 2014
Subject(s)
Poverty Alleviation Welfare Benefits and Financial Inclusion
Collection
Social welfare
Material type
Reports

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This white paper sets out the government’s plans to reform the benefits system and details the progress in delivering Universal Credit (UC).

The report covers:

  • a recap on the weaknesses in the legacy welfare system and the rationale for introducing UC;
  • the scale of the challenge to design and deliver a new benefits system;
  • the strategy for rolling out UC;
  • the economic benefits;
  • how the success of UC is being measured.

This report concludes that UC is a transformational reform, being safely delivered.

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