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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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Universal Credit could 'make or break' families

Implementing Universal Credit has the potential to make or break millions of families, the chief executive of Citizens Advice said today, after the National Audit Office revealed that had not achieved "value for money".

Citizens Advice says Universal Credit must be introduced slowly and correctly. Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Gillian Guy added: "Even as Universal Credit is being rolled out, we still do not know what support will be put in place to help people to move on to the new system.

"The new benefit must be introduced slowly and correctly, not quickly and badly".

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