The Government’​s Welfare Reform plans are at risk according to a report from a cross party Parliamentary Watchdog, the Public Accounts Committee.

Successful operation of the new Universal Credit depends on the effective implementation of a new IT system whereby the DWP and HMRC will exchange real time data. However according to the Committee’​s experience such complex projects are rarely delivered on time and on budget and as such could put the DWP’​s ability to deliver both the new benefit and the proposed savings at risk.

Also of concern is the number of people who have access to the digital infrastructure required.

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