Friday, 20 January 2012
Telegraph criticising Coalition's Welfare Plans
The universal credit is the centrepiece of the Government’s welfare reforms, which aim to encourage more claimants to work by allowing them to keep more of their benefits when they start to earn. But the findings of the department’s research suggest that ministers may need to take a more draconian approach to forcing the work-shy back into employment.
Reforming dozens of benefits into a single handout is regarded as one of the most complex tasks facing the Government. When he announced the plans last February, David Cameron said “the most fundamental and radical changes to the welfare system since it began” would finally “make work pay” for some of the poorest in society.