Fears over digital move for universal credit

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Fears over digital move for universal credit Fears over digital move for universal credit

THERE are fresh concerns that people on low incomes will struggle to access the digital service for universal credit as its is rolled out across the North West.

A new survey by the National Housing Federation of working age social housing tenants affected by the welfare reforms has been conducted by Ipsos-MORI.

It shows 49 per cent of those affected by welfare reforms don’t have internet access, with 54 per cent not confident filling in online forms; Ninety per cent would prefer benefits to be paid direct to their landlord and73 per cent of those are not confident budgeting monthly.

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