Families going hungry and risk losing homes owing to benefits shake-up, MPs warn

Frank Field MP
Frank Field MP
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Benefit errors and delays are making families go hungry and putting their homes at risk, an influential Commons committee has warned.

“Universal Credit, which will be in all jobcentres by April, is revolutionising the benefits system. It simplifies the system by combining six benefits into one, adjusts automatically as people’s circumstances change, and ensures people are better off in work.”

TUC figures show the impact of planned tax credit cuts in Yorkshire

TUC figures show the impact of planned tax credit cuts in Yorkshire

The DWP expects its flagship welfare programme, Universal Credit, to simplify the benefit system and make it less open to mistakes.