Universal Credit will be claimed by 8.5 million UK households and each will have at least 12 decisions each year. Of these 102 million individual UC decisions each year 20% of them will be wrong and result in short payment says the National Audit Office.
Over 20 million wrong and underpayments each year yet we still have idiots calling for a stop and fix rather than stop and abandonment policy! We still have idiots saying UC is fine in theory it is only the implementaion that is wrong! Wake up and smell the coffee.
What is wrong with Universal Credit is that it is THE most incompetent social welfare policy ever created. It is incompetent by design.
Frankenstein IDS and his latest monster Rudd
After more than 5 years since it began to be rolled out nationally in October 2013 so many basic errors and faults and flaws have still not been corrected and we see the NAO state that 1 in every 5 decisions is wrong. You cannot even roll the UC turd in glitter any more and the policy has to be abandoned.
Even the latest concerted challenge to stop UC rolling out before Christmas 2018 on the basis it will cause hardship at Christmas is idiotic. Its basis is leave it till January 2019 and presumably on the basis that the abject poverty it creates on implementation is somehow fine if it occurs in January and February but not in December!!
Sir Amyas Charles Edward Morse, KCB is the Comptroller and Auditor General of the National Audit Office (NAO), an independent Parliamentary body and who wrote to the Secretary of State Work & Pensions (ie DWP) in July 2018 (see here) informing the then SSWP Esther McVey that 20% of Unversal Credit decisions are wrong
We also know that 20% of claimants are not paid in full on time and that the department cannot measure the exact number of additional people in employment as a result of universal credit.
- 20.4 million wrong UC decisions each year
- 1.7 million wrong UC decisions each and every month
- 1.7 million UK households being underpaid each and every month
- Over 4 million men, women and children directly placed into poverty (1.7m households containing 2.4 people) each and every month due to this incompetent farrago of a policy
Over 5 years of “Stop and Fix” aka “Test and Learn” activities to fix this policy of its most basic of errors and it is still not fit to even be called a turd.
If 1 in 5 UC decisions are wrong NOW with just 10% of the intended full UC cohort claiming this incometent mess of a policy and after more than 5 years of piecemeal changes in the test and learn strategy then imagine what it will be like when UC expands to ten times its current claimant number! So far the UC 10% are the easiest and least complex cases of (mostly) single persons. The Government test and NOT learn policy cannot even roll the policy in glitter on the easiest and least complex cases!
Universal Credit is a failure by design. The Government UC test and learn policy is also a failure.