Foolish policy should change

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From: Rick Beech

Royal Parade

Universal Credit is being implemented in Eastbourne now.

As the Resolution foundation announced six and a half million people in this country have NO savings to fall back on and logic would suggest most households on benefits will be in a similar position.

A six or even four week wait will be too much for some and cause extreme hardship and even evictions.

Particularly where children are involved such policies are harsh and possibly leading to long term damage.

A foolish bureaucratic policy that needs urgently to be changed.