Work & Pensions Committee report on UC wait for first payment

Now published at at .

Exceedingly chuffed that they’ve recommended that the DWP assess my proposed model of assessment of Universal Credit, which could sort out irregular assessment of earnings and remove the need for a 5 week wait for the first payment. Lots of nice quotes from my oral evidence in the report  

If anybody’s interested, or sad, enough to want more detail on my suggestions, there’s a video at and a blog post at

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