News | Published February 07 2020

Leaders Council reports on Johnson criticism

The UK Statistics Authority has criticised claims made by prime minister Boris Johnson about the impact of universal credit which were found to be inaccurate, the Leaders Council of Great Britain & Northern Ireland reports.

Speaking during PMQs in the House of Commons in January, the prime minister claimed that universal credit had successfully helped 200,000 people find jobs to date.

However, the independent statistics regulator has clarified that the figure was only an estimate made by the Department for Work & Pensions for 2024-25, when the welfare change is set to be fully rolled out. 

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February 07 2020

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