Universal Credit: New benefit rolled out to families
The government's flagship welfare reform programme Universal Credit is being extended, with parents able to claim it for the first time.
The change will initially apply to parents in parts of north-west England.
The credit, which merges six working-age benefits into a single payment, had previously been available only to single people and couples.
Michael Buchanan reports.
25 Nov 2014
- From the section UK Politics