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Rudd acknowledges 'real problems' with Universal Credit

By Beth Rigby, deputy political editor
Amber Rudd has promised fellow single mums she will make Universal Credit work better for them as part of her wider root-and-branch review of the controversial welfare system.
The new work and pensions secretary, who brought up her two children as a single mother, told Sky News that she was going to specifically examine the impact of Universal Credit on women and single mums, amid concerns the new welfare scheme was making hundreds of thousands of single parents poorer.
In her first TV interview since being appointed to her new post last week, Ms Rudd told Sky News that while Universal Credit was a "force for good", there were also some "real problems" with it that needed to be addressed.
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