RESIDENTS are invited to share their worries and complaints about Universal Credit at a meeting in Oxford next week.

Oxford city councillors Paul Harris and Tom Landell-Mills will hold the meeting at St Margaret's Institute, Polstead Road, North Oxford, on Tuesday, February 19, from 7.30pm.

The aim is for residents to ask questions and put concerns to their elected representatives.

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The roll-out of the government's new Universal Credit benefits system has been dogged by problems.

This month, Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd faced calls to halt the roll-out completely, after admitting that its introduction had increased reliance on food banks.

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Answering questions in the House of Commons, Ms Rudd said it was 'absolutely clear' there had been issues with the roll-out of the Government’s oft-delayed flagship welfare policy, which replaces a range of benefits with a single payment.

She told MPs that people being unable to access money after moving onto UC 'led to an increase in food bank use'.