The citizens and taxpayers in this country should always be grateful for the light that the National Audit Office shines on dismal Government policy implementation. Universal Credit looks like making it into the all top time top ten alongside such other gems as the National patient records system.  Sadly this one has not only been a waste of taxpayers money it has also had real impact on people's lives, which of course always results in further taxpayer costs to cover off homelessness etc.  

Recently Directors of Children's Services pointed out to current and future risks of the number of children taken into care as a result of universal credit implementation.   This should not be a surprise to the DWP given the warnings from local government  but they appear to be very much in the mode of the three wise monkeys - "see no evil, hear no evil and speak no evil".  Hopefully this damning report will drive change before its too late.