The Labour party has set up a "rescue party" to save the government's delayed welfare reform amid concerns over IT problems and its management.
Shadow work and pensions secretary Liam Byrne told the Labour Party conference in Brighton last week: "When the welfare state was started, its big idea was to ‘minimise disruption to earnings. Now our task is different. It’s to ‘maximise potential of earnings’. That why we need Universal Credit to work. So if the government won’t act to save it, we will."
The universal credit system, which replace benefits including income support and housing benefit with a single payment, is due to be in place by 2017.
But its national rollout has been delayed due to...