The House of Commons Work and Pensions Committee has been reviewing the Project Assessment Reviews of Universal Credit, and their report was published yesterday. In a nutshell, the plans are gobbledegook, there is no evidence, but the DWP assures us it is on track and that things have greatly improved. The press coverage picks out some of the critical comments, but to my mind the report is remarkably restrained. The project was, and remains, years behind schedule. With billions spent, it still has not submitted its business case. The management documents that have found their way into the public domain substantially fail to relate to the task in hand – see John Slater’s comments on my blog. The Committee has had clear evidence that they were deliberately misled about previous progress. Universal Credit was, and is, a national scandal.