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Posted on the 06 February 2014 by Markwadsworth @Mark_Wadsworth
From The Daily Mail:
The government’s flagship benefits overhaul is costing £225,000 per person to introduce, new figures show.
The much-delayed Universal Credit combining six benefits into one has so far cost £612million. Iain Duncan Smith once claimed 1million people be receiving the payments by April this year, but with just six months to go there were only 2,720 signed up.
The Universal Credit project has suffered a series of setbacks, with ministers forced to admit the target of having all new and existing claimants on Universal Credit by 2017 will be missed. Labour claimed that if the project had stayed o track the cost per person signed up by now would be only £612.

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