All posts tagged Lord Freud

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 – Direct Payments

Guest article by Gary Silver of Ashley Property Services   Whilst the idea of grouping all benefits under one umbrella, organised by one organisation, the DWP seems a very good way forward,

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

Lord Freud gives a key note speech on Universal Credit reports that Lord Freud, the minister for welfare reform addressed the

Universal Credit: Means testing; are they being mean?

Lord Freud  released the following statement back in December 2010

"The universal credit will replace  benefits, along with child tax credit

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