Universal Credit: What's the benefit?
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Benefits system overhaul as Universal Credit is introduced

The way that benefits are paid in the UK is currently undergoing a complete overhaul.

Since the 1980s, anyone needing help has been able to claim from six means tested benefits, but they are being rolled into a single benefit called Universal Credit.

BBC reporter Ben Moore has been travelling around the UK meeting those who are on the front line of the change, and hearing from those who have experienced problems with the system.

By 2022, more than seven million households are scheduled to receive universal credit.

You can see more on Inside Out on BBC One in the South and South East at 7:30pm on Monday, 5 March.

  • 04 Mar 2018
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