Citizens Advice has today reiterated its call for the roll-out of Universal Credit to be paused and problems with the benefits fixed as new figures from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) show 1 in 5 people applying for Universal Credit are waiting longer than six weeks for their first payment.
As new figures released by the Department for Work and Pensions show over half of families on Universal Credit receive help with their housing costs, Citizens Advice says that problems with the new benefit - such as the long wait for payment - mean thousands could be at risk of falling behind on their rent.
Citizens Advice is warning that the expansion of Universal Credit is 'a disaster waiting to happen', as as new findings show it is pushing people further into debt.
Three new trustees have joined the trustee board at Citizens Advice.
Over 1 in 3 people who move house experience an unexpected delay in getting their broadband working - with some facing a delay of more than 2 weeks, new research from Citizens Advice finds.