Department for Work and Pensions hampered MPs' inquiry

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

The House of Commons Work and Pensions Committee has criticised the Department for Work and Pensions for hampering its inquiry into the roll-out of the Universal Credit. According to the Financial Times (free registration required), the Department failed to provide 'accurate, timely and detailed information' to the Committee.

The MPs also criticise the 'excruciatingly slow pace' of the roll-out of Universal Credit and say it is unlikely that the programme will be implemented to the official timetable.

The Committee's full report can be downloaded here.