Iain Duncan-Smith’s Universal Credit failure explained in one simple chart

Iain Duncan Smith has been proclaiming the benefits of his Universal Credit scheme today as it gets rolled out to families today. Yet the implementation of this scheme (costing £500 million so far) has been an abject failure. IDS once claimed that one million people would be receiving Universal Credit at this stage. Today he claimed that 40,000 people are receiving it. Yet the latest DWP figures say just 17,850 are getting Universal Credit. Lets see how that looks as a chart:

IDS Universal Credit Failure

As the New Statesman says today “The term “Universal Credit” has quickly become a byword for government incompetence, IT failure, missed deadlines, and over-promising ministers”. We couldn’t agree more…

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