Now that the full details of the Universal Credit are in the public domain, will it sink or swim? Iain Duncan Smith seems very confident that UC is the way forward “The publication of the Welfare Reform Bill will put work, rather than hand-outs, at the heart of the welfare system.” and “The universal credit will make sure that the poorest in society will be better off.” He goes on to say: “Nobody will be worse off [under the changes]. They will be cash-protected.” All very admirable and hopefully true, but IDS is a politician and sometimes the truth is not always the whole truth. Opponents of the changes to our welfare reform system disagree.
Brendan Barber, the TUC general secretary has stated; â€˜Long-term unemployment has doubled not because of a sudden increase in work-shy scroungers, but as an inevitable result of economic policies based on cuts that destroy growth.â€™ he is not alone amongst union leaders in their distrust of the new proposals. Unions and conservatives have never been happy bed fellows so again everyone has their own agenda. Hopefully the truth will out and Britian will benefit as a whole.