The Labour Chancellor has slammed the Government’s Universal Credit System, and confirmed Labour will scrap it if they get into power.
The controversial new system has drawn heavy criticism from charities and campaign groups.
Many people have struggled to receive money on time and have also been left with less income than on their previous benefits.
Mr McDonnell said to Sky News’s Sophy Ridge on Sunday programme: “I think most people have now come to the conclusion it has got to be scrapped. I’ve been listening to people over the last few weeks about the roll out in their particular areas. I’ve been looking at what the government has said, how they’re seeking to reform it – the reforms haven’t worked.
“I think we’re at that stage now where it’s not sustainable anymore. It’s not a system that can work. It’s not a system that’s providing the safety net that people expect when they need support.
“I think we’re moving to a position now where it’s just not sustainable, it’ll have to go.”