Is universal credit agile? - BBC Radio interview with Brian Wernham

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Posted by APM on 24th May 2013

APM Governance SIG’s Brian Wernham spoke to BBC Radio 4 last month about the Government’s launch of the brand new Universal Credit.Brian Wernham

The Government is being warned that it is facing huge logistic problems in bringing in Universal Credit. The idea is to replace Employment Support Allowance, Housing Benefit, Working Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit with a single payment.

On the eve of the start of a pilot scheme in Greater Manchester, Brian was interviewed on the BBC’s The World This Weekend show on Radio 4 and told the programme there were considerable risks for the Department of Work and Pensions.

Universal Credit is a new single payment for people who are looking for work or on a low income.

Universal Credit will help claimants and their families to become more independent and will simplify the benefits system by bringing together a range of working-age benefits into a single payment.

Brian has more than 30 years' experience in adaptive project leadership. He is an independent consultant and works in both the public sector and the private sector. He has extensive international experience, having worked in the USA, UK, Canada, Hong Kong, Germany and on offshore development in Bangalore. Brian’s first book, Agile Project Management for Government was recently published by Maitland and Strong.

Brian is a Fellow of the Association for Project Management and is currently consulting for the UK Government in London.

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