They are only scrapping the premium phone number before they face a defeat where Universal Credit is concerned. But in my opinion so far they are not going far enough. Scottish Government is working on letting people still be given their benefit fortnightly rather than monthly and scrapping the 6 week wait before first payment. This will be good news for some. 55p a minute shocked me when I read that too, wonder how much the Gov has made of it over all these years. Must be in the billions.