'Confusion' over welfare reforms

AOL Money Staff

More than two-fifths of people who are on benefits lack awareness of the Government's landmark Universal Credit welfare reforms and there is "real uncertainty and confusion" over the changes, a charity has warned.

Turn2Us said its research among benefit claimants found that 43% of those it spoke to were unaware of the timetable for the phasing in of Universal Credit, which will streamline a range of existing benefits with an initial national rollout from October, following several "pathfinder" pilot projects taking place from this month.%VIRTUAL-SkimlinksPromo%