All posts tagged welfare reform

Universal Credit, welfare reform and the problems of debt

Guest Article Universal Credit is the current UK Coalition Government`s new ideological attempt to stem the billions spent on benefits and encourage the conception that it is more advantageous to be in work than out of it. It has very […]

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The True Cost of Universal Credit

Guest Article by "Vicky" - UniversalCredit.co.uk reader and sceptic What is the true cost of Universal Credit? According to recent press reports the cost of Universal Credit has risen from

Universal Credit joint report: “Universal Credit is in danger of failing to deliver on its key objectives”

  A joint report "Will Universal Credit work?" prepared by the TUC and the

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

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 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: Challenges, Changes and Digital Communication

Guest article by Dr Gerald Power of Trapeze Transformation For access to the full paper please go to

Universal Debit or Credit? – An accountant’s view

When I started this site in December 2010, I must admit that I didn’t know an awful lot about the universal credit system or blogging for that matter

Universal Credit: A negative approach?

With Universal Credit due to be implemented in less than a years time can it overcome all the negative reports that it is has received in the press

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.

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