Archbishop of York urges cut to ‘grotesquely ignorant’ Universal Credit waiting time

The Archbishop of York has called on ministers to cut the “grotesquely ignorant” six week waiting time for Universal Credit (UC) payments.

His intervention came amid suggestions that ministers could be ready to reduce it, although the Government insisted no changes were imminent.

Critics have warned that as the roll-out of the flagship welfare reform gathers pace, the six week wait is contributing to rising debt, rent arrears and evictions.

They have called for it to be reduced to four weeks to bring it in line with salary payments.

Read more at: http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/archbishop-of-york-urges-cut-to-grotesquely-ignorant-universal-credit-waiting-time-1-8817705

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