Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Universal Credit

Universal Credit Could Lead To ‘Increased Risks Of Fraud And Error’, Say Work And Pensions Committee

The official estimated benefit fraud rate is 0.7% but the general public’s misperception is that it is some 34 times higher.

Homelessness At ‘Historically High Levels’ And Could Get Worse, Warns Landmark Study

The study warns that a dwindling social housing stock in Northern Ireland and reforms to welfare benefits risks 'pushing more people into increased financial hardship and homelessness'.

Universal Credit Project In Disarray

There has already been a succession of timetable alterations and given the lack of control over the project it seems inevitable that there will be further delays and problems.

Universal Credit ‘Will Put Many Tenants At Risk’, Say NHF

Most people will be required to apply for Universal Credit online, but a survey suggest that 40% have no internet access at all.

Judge Refuses DWP Leave To Appeal Ruling On Universal Credit Reports

An information tribunal judge has unexpectedly refused consent for the Department of Work and Pensions to appeal his ruling that four reports on the Universal Credit programme be published.

Benefit Sanctions Pushing Unemployed Further Away From The World Of Work

Minimum length benefit sanctions are 'setting people up to fail' and pushes unemployed people further away from the world of work, figures released by the Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) suggest.

Only 5,250 Have Made A Claim For Universal Credit, DWP Figures Show

Figures released by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) show that there has been only 5,250 Universal Credit 'starters' between April 2013 and 31 January 2014.

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