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'£34m wasted' on welfare reform

Government attempts to set up its flagship Universal Credit scheme have not achieved "value for money" and have already wasted £34 million, according to a damning report by the National Audit Office.

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Labour: Universal Credit a 'Titanic-sized IT disaster'

Labour's Shadow work and pensions secretary Liam Byrne has described the Universal Credit scheme as a "Titanic-sized IT disaster" and accused the Work Secretary Iain Duncan Smith of a cover up.

Mr Duncan Smith swore blind this benefit shake-up was fine.

Now we learn he has completely lost control of his department at a potential cost of hundreds of millions of pounds.

– Liam Byrne, Shadow work and pensions secretary

Liam Byrne will speak about this on Daybreak later this morning

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