UC- MOST CLIENTS 'IN DEBT' TO THE SYSTEM

Created 01/11/2018
The government has said ' I can confirm 55 per cent of all current universal credit customers have a benefit debt, social fund loan or benefit advance being managed by DWP. '
 
Many more clients will have other deductions taken, for example for rent arrears and arrears of utilities, This effectively means that clients on Universal Credit often live below their safety net level because of deductions built into the design of the system.