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Minister: Universal Credit launch has been 'pretty lamentable'

Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude has admitted to ITV News that the implementation of the Universal Credit system was "pretty lamentable" in its first two years. He added that it was "very regrettable" so much money had been wasted.

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Labour: 'When will IDS get a grip on Universal Credit?'

Labour's shadow work and pension secretary Rachel Reeves has asked "when will the PM and IDS [Iain Duncan Smith] get a grip" on Universal Credit, after Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude admitted to ITV News that its implementation had been "pretty lamentable" so far:

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