MPs are calling for the six-week waiting time for universal credit to be reduced to a maximum of one month.Read the full story ›
Iain Duncan Smith has called for the Universal Credit waiting time to be cut from six weeks to a month.Read the full story ›
The Archbishop of York has called on ministers to cut the "grotesquely ignorant" six week waiting time for Universal Credit payments.Read the full story ›
Ministers are ready to reduce the waiting time for Universal Credit payments following an outcry from Tory MPs, it has been suggested.Read the full story ›
Ahead of its roll-out in Manchester, some Universal Credit recipients describe feeling "trapped" as they wait weeks to receive benefits.Read the full story ›
In a symbolic victory for Labour, MPs have also backed a motion from the Opposition party to pause Universal Credit.Read the full story ›
Tory divisions over a controversial benefit reform could be exposed in a Labour vote in the House of Commons on Wednesday.Read the full story ›
Conservative MPs concerned about the controversial roll-out of Universal Credit have held an urgent meeting with the Prime Minister.
As many as 25 Conservative members who are said to be considering refusing to back the government's flagship benefits policy, reports ITV News Political Correspondent Carl Dinnen.
Rebels are concerned over the six-week gap between signing up and receiving the benefit, which risks leaving many vulnerable people desperate and in debt.
None of the Tory MPs at the meeting would say what they discussed in their meeting with Mrs May.
But it seems possible there may be a compromise on the way.
Charity warns under the government's flagship welfare reform claimants are 'more likely to struggle' with priority debts.Read the full story ›
The Government's Universal Credit reform has "serious" flaws that need resolving before it is rolled out, a new report has said.Read the full story ›