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Stephen Timms MP, Labour’s Shadow Work and Pensions Minister, commenting on warnings that the introduction of Universal Credit should not leave the benefit system vulnerable to fraud, said:

“Universal Credit is becoming Universal Chaos. We warned Ministers two and a half years ago they hadn’t allowed enough time to build the Universal Credit system. It now appears that the fraud defences haven’t been built, even though the first claims will be processed this month.  The consequences could be dire.”

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