Women succeed with action over ‘fundamental problem’ with universal credit system

Four working single mothers have won a high court challenge over the government’s universal credit scheme.

Two judges in London announced on Friday that the women, who said they have been struggling financially because of the way the welfare system operates, had succeeded in a judicial review against the work and pensions secretary, Amber Rudd.

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