Universal Credit piloted in North West

People in Ashton Under Lyne will be the first to trial a new style of welfare benefit from today.

Universal Credit replaces six benefits with a single monthly payment.

It's due to be rolled out nationally in October.

Ralph Blunsom reports.

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New welfare system trialled in Ashton-under-Lyne

People in Ashton Under Lyne will be the first to trial a new style of welfare benefit from today. Universal Credit replaces 6 benefits with a single monthly payment. It's due to be rolled out nationally in October.