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The new work and pensions secretary, Amber Rudd, has promised to review how Universal Credit affects women and particularly single mothers.

In her first broadcast interview in the role, Rudd told Sky News that she was determined to push ahead with a Commons vote on a national rollout of the controversial system, but she said it would be reviewed first.

I know that Universal Credit is a force for good. I have lots of experience of it in Hastings and Rye. I also know that there have been some real problems with the Universal Credit and I have seen those in my surgery as well.

I am going to be looking to see what we can do to address those problems.

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