Reference Universal Credit, back in the 60s if you were unemployed and went on the dole, if you had been paid weekly you received your first payment at the end of the first week.

If you had been paid monthly, you had to wait 4 weeks for your first payment.

When you found work, the reverse happened.

If your new pay was weekly, your dole stopped immediately, but if your new pay was monthly, you received your dole payment s for the first 3 weeks of your new job.

It was simple and it worked.

Surely those in charge of UC could do something similar and continue to pay existing payments until the UC was ready to go for the new recipient.

This would solve a lot of problems and ease the pressure on the recipients and the food banks.

Gerry Taylor