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Archbishop of York wades in to Universal Credit row

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The Archbishop of York has made an impassioned attack on the government’s plans to roll out its flagship welfare reform nationally.

Universal Credit is designed to simplify the UK’s immensely complex welfare rules and make it easier for people to transition from welfare to work. However, it has been slammed by MPs from all sides because it will leave vulnerable people waiting weeks for payment.

The Archbishop of York John Sentamu is the Church of England’s second most senior leaderHarry Farley

Now Dr John Sentamu has waded in to the debate and urged a pause.

Writing in the Sunday Times, he said the concept of a single source for welfare payments ‘sounds neat and attractive’ and that it was a biblical principle that those who could work should do so. However, he added: ‘What we now need is an honest and courageous evaluation of the way the principle of universal

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