Author Topic: Universal Credit still on track‚ says Whitehall IT chief.  (Read 1123 times)

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The Universal Credit programme remains on track although it has been taken over by a Whitehall troubleshooter, the government's chief operating officer has insisted...

"In an exclusive interview with Public Finance, Stephen Kelly gave assurances that the programme would be completed on time, with trials in April ahead of a national roll-out from October.

Kelly said "Everything that I see today suggests" that the Department for Work and Pensions will meet its deadlines for the project.

Groups including the Child Poverty Action Group, Unison and the Local Government Association have raised concerns about the viability of the scheme, which will merge six benefits into one."

http://www.publicfinance.co.uk/news/2013/03/universal-credit-still-on-track-says-whitehall-it-chief/?utm_source=Adestra&utm_medium=email&utm_term=

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KizzyKazaer

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Kelly said "Everything that I see today suggests" that the Department for Work and Pensions will meet its deadlines for the project.

Yeah, and the Titanic was 'virtually unsinkable', too....

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Was told today that the DWP have their little meetings and seminars  in which they give out the official line then after comes  the private conversations in which they give it less chance than a snowball in hell.

The computer systems are no where near ready, they have far to few staff and as they have refused to out source to local  recourses they are screwed.

Even if they manage to get it up and running it will fail very quickly.

Stephen Kelly is talking out his rear end.
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note to Whitehall "look up the word Universial please"

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