Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Government to cut controversial six-week wait for Universal Credit payments



The Government is to cut the controversial six-week wait for Universal Credit payments in the comings days in a bid to see off a Conservative rebellion.
 
A Government source familiar with the plans told Sky News there would be "some movement [on the wait time] in the early part of next week" after intensive behind-the-scenes discussions with a group of up to two dozen rebel MPs.
 
 
The source said ministers were working on plans to cut the wait to five weeks or less in a significant concession to backbench MPs.





SKY      News.