MPs demand halt to Universal Credit roll-out

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MPs secured a symbolic victory over the Government by backing a Labour-led motion to pause Universal Credit roll-out, with a senior Tory among their ranks. Sarah Wollaston, chairwoman of the Health Committee, joined Labour, the SNP and other opposition parties in supporting a non-binding motion asking ministers to halt the roll-out of its flagship welfare reforms.  There are particular concerns about the impact of a six-week delay in payment of the new Universal Credit.

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