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Welfare reforms could leave system more vulnerable to fraud, say MPs | Politics | guardian.co.uk

MPs have raised fears that the government’s huge welfare shakeup will leave the benefits system more vulnerable to fraud.

A report by the communities and local government committee highlighted concerns about universal credit, which will be implemented nationally from October and replaces a string of benefits such as housing benefit and child tax credits.

The committee highlighted concerns raised during an inquiry into the changes that the IT system under universal credit will have trouble distinguishing between genuine and fraudulent claims.

Welfare reforms could leave system more vulnerable to fraud, say MPs | Politics | guardian.co.uk.

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Not so Universal Credit: Government puts the brakes on trials of its controversial new benefits programme – UK Politics – UK – The Independent

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/not-so-universal-credit-government-puts-the-brakes-on-trials-of-its-controversial-new-benefits-programme-8554053.html

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Benefits changes will push children into poverty, says archbishop of Canterbury | UK news | guardian.co.uk

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2013/mar/10/benefits-children-poverty-archbishop-canterbury-welby

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Universal Credit IT system in chaos

1st January: The Guardian reported that Iain Duncan Smith’s flagship Universal Credit policy was again under threat as the IT system which matches employers and bank’s records was failing 25% of the time.

The controversial project is already dogged by delays and IT failures, despite Duncan Smith staking his reputation on it.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2013/jan/01/universal-credit-computer-failures

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