February 17, 2011press release
Commenting ahead of today’s publication of the Welfare Reform Bill, the Chief Executive of Child Poverty Action Group, Alison Garnham, said:
“The jury is still out on the universal credit. Ministers are right to aim for much better back to work support and a benefits system that makes it pay to work. But scant detail and funding shortfalls forced by the Treasury leave it in major doubt whether it will help claimants gain work, or help meet the Prime Minster’s promise to ‘make UK poverty history’.