Universal Credit will lead to increased poverty says churches

The Joint Public Issues Team have issued a new briefing on Universal Credit which details why the major change in social security will have a detrimental effect on those that need help the most.

The briefing explains that Universal Credit’s design problems turn it from a poverty reducing measure to a poverty increasing measure. It recommends that the roll-out of Universal Credit should be paused until these design and implementation flaws are rectified.

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The Joint Public Issues Team (JPIT) is made up of Baptists Together, the Methodist Church, the Church of Scotland and the United Reformed Church.