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CAS responds to Universal Credit announcement in budget

Citizens Advice Scotland has said the funding announced for Universal Credit in today's budget will not be sufficient to solve the problems in the system.

CAS Chief Executive Derek Mitchell says,

“The Chancellor’s statement makes clear that the government acknowledges there are major problems with Universal Credit.

"Any additional funding is of course welcome, but without more detail we are not convinced the amounts he has announced today will be sufficient to mitigate the very real hardships people are experiencing. We continue to believe that the system needs fundamental reform.”