Shadow work and pensions secretary Rachel Reeves said the extent of the delay to the Government's introduction of Universal Credit was set out in data released by the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) alongside the Chancellor's Autumn Statement.
David Cameron and Iain Duncan Smith repeatedly promised to deliver their flagship policy 'on time and within budget'. That claim, and the credibility they staked on it, now lie in tatters.
– Shadow work and pensions secretary Rachel Reeves
For months on end the Government have tried to avoid answering questions about Universal Credit but these OBR figures tell the truth of how (they) have broken their promises on a spectacular scale.
They have been forced to admit that they have completely missed their targets and Universal Credit will not now be rolled out before the election. David Cameron and Iain Duncan Smith are presiding over a complete mess and it is taxpayers who are picking up the bill with at least one hundred million pounds of their money written off.