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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 selected will now operate as pathfinder areas from July (see below). The […]

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Universal Credit: a brilliant idea guaranteed to fail

 Guest article by Professor John Seddon While we should take our hats off to Iain Duncan Smith for his thorough analysis of social welfare problems, he is

Universal Credit – Timetable revealed

Iain Duncan Smith has unveiled the timetable for the new Universal Credit that will  come into effect from October 2013. Twelve million claimants could be claiming the Universal Credit

Blackberry – All their eggs in One Universal Basket

Guest Article by John Frost, Head of Revenue & Benefit Services at Cambridge City Council

The recent technical setbacks for BlackBerry the provider of one of

Perceptions and awareness of the Universal Credit

The DWP recently commissioned a report by Jigsaw research on the perceptions of the new universal credit due to be implemented in 2013.

Universal Credit (earning disregards)

In this series we aim to highlight specific parts of the universal credit that will hopefully prove useful to people applying for the Universal Credit in 2013.
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Welfare Reform Bill – Second reading delayed

The second reading of the Welfare reform bill has been delayed until September 13th 2011. The bill was due to be heard by the House of Lords this

Universal Credit; an online benefit?

Universal Credit is going to be one of the  first benefits to be claimed predominantly online, the DWP states that; "Claims will be made on the basis of households

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