Either way the time has come to ensure that benefits go to those who need them most.
At the same time we should migrate the nation's databases to those who can be trusted to look after our personal data. Who do you trust less? HMC, DWP, DVLA, Google, Amazon, your ISP, the NHS, the Credit Reference Agencies, your Bank, your own Doctor?
Consumer research in the United States indicates that Americans trust the credit reference agencies more than local (State/County) government. And they trust the Federal Government nearly as little as they trust on-lines retailers, ISPs or technology companies.
Who will dare fund a You-Gov polls to see who we trust?
P.S. I personally do not trust You-Gov sufficiently to answer some of their more detailed surveys on financial matters, let alone their request to put polling software on my system.