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Universal Credit: Improving the Experience of Universal Credit Claimants

Even though many people use Universal Credit as a tool to keep them out of poverty, many people in the UK still live below the poverty line. The Child Poverty Action Group shared their recommendations for improving the Universal Credit system to protect families from deprivation.

Flaws in the System: Making Universal Credit Work Better for Claimants

More than 5.8 million people in England, Scotland and Wales are currently claiming Universal Credit (UC). The Child Poverty Action Group have identified flaws in the UC system which they argue are contributing to child poverty in the UK. This article examines why poverty is increasing and highlights what needs to change.