All posts tagged Welfare

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 a certain criteria can make a claim for a “crisis loan” […]

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Labour plans Commons debate on Universal Credit

Labour are planning a commons debate on whether the new Universal Credit benefits reforms timetable should be delayed amid claims that costs are escalating and IT development is

Guest Book Review : Universal Credit: what you need to know (CPAG)

Guest book  review by Mr Richard Smith (Accountant)  of the CPAG publication "Universal Credit: what you need to know"   When a colleague

Universal Credit: The £26,000 Question?

The House of Lords  have voted  against the  controversial cap on welfare benefits due to be implemented in 2013 with the introduction of the new Universal Credit welfare

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

Is it plain sailing for Universal Credit in 3rd reading of Welfare Reform Bill?

The welfare reform bill had it's third reading on Wednesday 15th June 2011 and will now be considered by the House of Lords. 288 votes

Post office hopes to deliver Universal Credit

The Post Office is hopeful of playing a major role in the administration of the new Universal Credit benefits system. The DWP has

Select Committee publishes Universal Credit evidence

The commons select committee has just  published it's written and oral evidence on the Universal Credit White Paper, the evidence has been published to coincide with the second

Universal Credit; on the crest of a wave or floundering on the rocks?

Now that the full  details of the Universal Credit are in the public domain, will it sink or swim? Iain Duncan Smith seems very confident that UC is

D-Day for Universal Credit

Details day for universal credit.  Thursday 17th February saw  the long awaited release of the Welfare Reform Bill which  includes full disclosure on the new Universal Credit benefits

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