Claimants 'fear' Universal Credit

AOL Money Staff

More than 2.7 million benefit recipients will struggle to cope with managing their money when the Government's flagship welfare reform scheme is rolled out, research for the Payments Council has suggested.

The changes under Universal Credit will streamline several benefits into one simplified payment and mean that many people will receive a lump sum once a month, rather than getting their money on a weekly or fortnightly basis under the current system.