Will technology scupper Universal Credit plans?

Sarah Coles
Iain Duncan Smith
Iain Duncan Smith

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A Parliamentary group has raised concerns that political pressure to rush through the Universal Credit policy by 2013 has led to corner cutting and substandard solutions. It says that rather than taking the time to develop a robust system - and the attendant software - it is cobbling together an interim solution, which may mean the Universal Credit system fails to make work pay.

So what's going on?