Universal Credit draining council resources

By Naomi Larsson | 15 July 2019

Universal Credit (UC) is draining resources from councils, a new survey has found.

Households on the new benefit are significantly more likely to have housing debt than those on housing benefit, but the survey found the figures would be far worse if local authorities were not filling the gaps with their own resources.

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