Since it is exceptional that the The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Ms Esther McVey takes time off from her busy schedule to do her Ministerial job trather than the press reports it is worth looking at the full statement she made today in the House of Commons in Hansard.
It includes this:
Today, I am updating the House on the changes we have made to UC as a result of this iterative approach we are taking. That is why last autumn we abolished the seven waiting days from the application process; we put in place the two-week housing benefit run-on to smooth the transition for an applicant moving to UC from the previous system; we ensured that advance payments could be applied for from day…
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