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Tory rebellion on welfare reform could see Prime Minister make concessions

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Prime Minister Theresa May is on the verge of making concessions around a key welfare reform that has angered opposition parties as well as members of her own Conservatives, the Sunday Telegraph reported.

The government has signalled that it is looking at ways to reduce the waiting time for payments from its new Universal Credit benefits system from six weeks, the newspaper said on Saturday, without citing sources.

Theresa May could make concessions over Universal Credit.Reuters

Last week some MPs from May’s own party vented their dismay over the government’s handling of Universal Credit, which is designed to simplify payments to claimants by consolidating six different types of state benefits into one.

The policy was first implemented for a small number of claimants in 2013 under May’s predecessor David Cameron, but the expansion of the programme has been beset by long delays and criticism that it risks harming vulnerable citizens.

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