Universal credit to be paid to main carer in attempt to help women

Work and pensions secretary Amber Rudd unveils package of changes to benefits system

The government will seek to make universal credit payments to women if they are the household’s main carer, Amber Rudd has said, as part of a package of changes to the heavily criticised benefits system that have been unveiled by the work and pensions secretary.

Rudd, who also said she wanted the long freeze on working-age benefit levels to end next year, used a speech at a jobcentre in south London to further emphasise what she said is a more caring and thoughtful approach to the welfare system.

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Source: The Guardian
Universal credit to be paid to main carer in attempt to help women