Universal credit consultation - LITRG response

Published on 4 November 2010

The benefits system is to undergo its biggest overhaul for a generation with the replacement of many existing tax credits and benefits with one Universal Credit.

Many problems that claimants face in the current tax, tax credit and benefit systems stem from the way the systems interact with one another. Other problems arise from the complexity of the systems that make administration difficult.

The consultation document acknowledged this, and although we support the Government’s intention to address these issues, we have many concerns about their proposed solution.

Please use the link to see the LITRG response.