Six-week wait for universal credit set to be reduced

Government preparing to reduce wait for new benefit amid Tory backbenchers’ concerns about impact on constituents

The government is preparing to confirm that it will cut the six-week waiting time for universal credit, caving in to Conservative backbench rebels.

After being promised concessions by ministers, a group of Conservative MPs concerned about the impact of the delay on their constituents were persuaded not to vote against the government in a Labour-led debate on universal credit last month.

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