Category Archive: (DWP) Universal Credit

Apr 02

UK – The day Britain changes: welfare reforms and coalition cuts take effect

A new world heaves into view this week with sweeping changes in the fields of welfare, justice, health and tax David Cameron leaves No 10, Downing Street: many of his government’s radical cuts and reforms are due to be introduced this week. Photograph: Andrew Winning/Reuters Monday 1 April 2013 Bedroom tax introduced The aim is …

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Jul 07

UK – Universal Credit and related Regulations: a call for evidence

Current Consultation – Ends by 27 July 2012   The Welfare Reform Act 2012 sets out the overall framework for Universal Credit. The implementation of these arrangements will require the passage of several sets of detailed regulations.   The Committee considered several sets of these draft regulations at its meeting on 13-14 June, and would welcome …

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Jun 06

UK – State must ‘go further’ to help addicts – Iain Duncan Smith

Some say withdrawing benefits from drug users would lead them into crime   The state should intervene further to help drug and alcohol addicts recover and make them employable in future, a senior cabinet minister has said. In a speech to Alcoholics Anonymous, Iain Duncan Smith argued that addicts who are unable to work are …

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May 24

UK – Early roll-out for single benefit

The new single welfare benefit is to be introduced six months earlier than planned, with claimants in the North West experiencing it first from April next year. The streamlined Universal Credit, which replaces a range of existing benefits, will be given its first test in Tameside, Oldham, Wigan and Warrington, Work and Pensions Secretary Iain …

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Nov 22

UK – ‘Benefits no longer rise with inflation’

The UK government says it will no longer raise welfare benefits in line with the inflation rate in a move that would outrage millions of benefit claimants, unions and charities. Chancellor George Osborne said the government will only increase payments to benefit claimants by 4.5 percent in the coming fiscal year, which begins in April. …

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Oct 02

UK – Secret report reveals ‘real danger’ to welfare reform

There is “a very real danger” that the Government’s welfare reform could fail because of a lack of skilled staff, an internal Whitehall review has found. Universal Credit, the brainchild of Iain Duncan Smith, the Work and Pensions Secretary, is the centrepiece of the Government’s welfare reform agenda Photo: Joshua Pulman / Alamy A team of …

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