'Will the PM now pause universal credit?'
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PMQs: Corbyn and May on universal credit rollout

The prime minister appeared to give a surprising answer when the Labour leader asked her to pause the national rollout of universal credit.

Theresa May gave an initial “yes” - before telling noisy MPs to listen to the whole sentence. Pausing the benefit change would not help claimants, she added.

Jeremy Corbyn referred to his question a week ago about the cost of calling the universal credit helpline - the charges were scrapped ahead of the latest PMQs session.

  • 18 Oct 2017
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