The Department for Work and Pensions has responded to claims that families will not gain from Universal Credit.
It said that welfare reforms "improve the lives of some of the poorest families", and that Universal Credit simplified the "complex myriad of benefits".
The benefits system this Government inherited was broken, trapping the very people it was designed to help into cycles of worklessness and welfare dependency. The simpler Universal Credit will make it easier for people to move off benefits and into work and will ensure work always pays.
Ministers are overstating the generosity of Universal Credit, with most families gaining nothing from the benefit, a new report has claimed.
The new single benefit payment, now being trialled in parts of the country before being introduced across the UK, is in danger of failing to deliver on its key objectives, the TUC and Child Poverty Action Group said.