London council starts universal credit trial

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The government's delayed welfare reform, Universal Credit, was implemented in West London this week. 

The BBC reported that Hammersmith and Fulham is the latest council to start trials of the new credit, which will replace means-tested benefits including income support and housing benefit with a single payment, by 2017.

A national rollout has been delayed due to IT problems.

report by the National Audit Office published in September said the uni...

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Nick Huber
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