Ministers 'out of touch' on Universal Credit project

Shadow work and pensions secretary Liam Byrne has called for cross party talks over the Government's flagship Universal Credit project after the National Audit Office claimed that it had written off more than £30 million in failed IT.

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IDS swore blind his Universal Credit was fine. Now we learn he has completely lost control of his dept at potential cost of 100s of millions

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Incredibly three years on, out of touch ministers still don't know how Universal Credit is even supposed to work.

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Now time for David Cameron and IDS swallow their pride and agree to the cross party talks we proposed in the summer. #UniversalCredit

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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.