The Department for Work and Pensions has announced its latest universal credit rollout.
Two new areas will implement the scheme from today - the unemployment hotspots of Bath and Harrogate.
It is only up and running in Greater Manchester, Cheshire, Hammersmith, Inverness and Rugby as the IT system has consistently failed to deliver, with Iain Duncan Smith criticised for his incompetent management of it.
Minister for Welfare Reform Lord Freud encouraged this foot-dragging rollout, saying:
"We are introducing Universal Credit in a slow, safe and controlled way."