Families could be left homeless and destitute if Theresa May insists on pressing ahead with Universal Credit, a former top adviser has warned.
Dame Louise Casey urged the prime minister to pause the rollout of the new benefit system so it can be fixed.
This government adviser is asking the PM to "pause" the roll-out of Universal Credit, but should a more drastic approach be taken and have the whole system scrapped instead.
Since its controversial introduction by Ian Duncan Smith, there have been many complaints that vulnerable people have been left without benefits, or that the system is too complex, or computer systems weren't ready for it.
Welfare makes up the largest chunk of State spending and the distribution of benefits should be as efficient and easy to use as possible. Is Universal Credit fit for that purpose, or is a whole rethink needed about how to handle benefits?