700,000 miss new benefit deadline

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Iain Duncan Smith denies blame shift
Iain Duncan Smith denies blame shift

%VIRTUAL-SkimlinksPromo%About 700,000 claimants of a disability benefit will not be transferred to the new Universal Credit before 2017, the Government has said today.

In a written statement to MPs, Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith outlined the next stage of the roll-out for the new benefit to communities across the north west of England.