Thursday 8 March 2018 / 5:04 PM Debbie Abrahams / Universal Credit

Debbie Abrahams responds to Universal Credit Project Assessment Reviews

Debbie Abrahams MP, Labour’s Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary, responding to the release of the Universal Credit Project Assessment Reviews, said:

“Under pressure from Labour and campaigners, Esther McVey has finally been forced to release these papers, which reveal the failure of the Tories’ Universal Credit programme.

“It’s unacceptable that the Government has wasted public money on legal costs in trying to prevent the papers from being released.

“The Government has not provided any evidence to back up their repeated assertion that Universal Credit will help people into work, a key principle of the programme. It is time for the Government to finally publish their so-called business case for Universal Credit.”