Universal Credit switchover to miss 2017 deadline

The switchover to the Government's flagship Universal Credit system will not be fully completed by the 2017 deadline, the Department of Work and Pensions has said.

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Universal Credit may not be fully rolled out until 2017

Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith has admitted the Government's controversial Universal Credit may not be fully rolled out until 2017, missing its original deadline.

Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith. Credit: Press Association

The new benefit, which brings together six benefits and tax credits into one, started to be rolled out in Manchester in April.

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