All posts tagged benefits

The True Cost of Universal Credit

Guest Article by “Vicky” – reader and sceptic What is the true cost of Universal Credit? According to recent press reports the cost of Universal Credit has risen from somewhere in the region of £2.2 billion to £12.8 billion. Both […]

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Universal Credit: Real stories “Tina”

In the first of our new Universal Credit: Real stories series we have been contacted by "Tina", here she outlines how she feels universal credit and the changes

Universal Credit Goes Live……

Monday (29/04/13)  saw one out of the four scheduled pilot areas for Universal Credit go live. Ashton under Lyne (Tameside) will see new claimants in this area affected

Awarding winning site produces guide to Universal Credit

The award winning website GOV.UK has produced a comprehensive guide to the new Universal Credit benefits system which is due to be implemented in October 2013

Universal Credit and the benefits cap

The governments controversial benefits cap has come into force, albeit on a trial basis in four London boroughs before the national rollout scheduled to begin in July through to September. The

Universal Credit Pathfinder Pilots

The Government has dramatically scaled back the start of the Universal Credit pathfinder pilots.  The pilots were all due to commence in April but three of the four areas

Universal Credit Union

Guest article by Jim Brown of Jim Brown Enterprises   This is one of those projects that looks better on paper than it does in

Universal Credit: The online problem

As the rollout date for the new Universal Credit approaches many benefits claimants have expressed anxiety over using the online application system. This is the first benefit that

Universal Credit: The One Percent Debate

MPs will debate and vote this week on the controversial welfare benefits uprating bill. The bill proposes that benefit rises over the next 3

Will Universal Credit create a boom in “Doorstep Lending”?

When Universal Credit comes into full force next year "doorstep loan" and "payday loan" companies could benefit from changes to the current welfare system. Under current rules people who meet

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