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16 January 2017

Universal Credit payments in Scotland are to become more frequent and adaptable, as new social security powers are set to be used by the Scottish Government.

News, Universal Credit, Scottish Government
9 May 2016

The Resolution Foundation report sets out a three point plan for the new UK Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, designed to both ensure that UC will provide the support needed for families moving into and progressing in work in the future and to make implementation as simple as possible.

News, Report, Universal Credit
25 April 2016

Today (25th April) Arbroath, Blairgowrie, Forfar, Montrose and Perth join the rest of Scotland’s jobcentres in offering Universal Credit to single jobseekers.

News, Universal Credit, DWP
13 April 2016

Parents on Universal Credit will now be able to claim back 85% of their childcare costs when they move into work – up from 70%.

News, Universal Credit, Childcare
14 December 2015

Universal Credit is now available in over 76% of all Jobcentres across the country, making work pay and helping people into work faster.

News, Universal Credit, DWP
9 December 2015

A new report shows that people claiming Universal Credit (UC) are significantly more likely to move into work than those on Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA).

News, Universal Credit, Job Seekers, DWP
5 October 2015

Today Jobcentres in South Lanarkshire start offering Universal Credit for all new single claimants applying for unemployment benefits.

News, Universal Credit
27 May 2015

Universal Credit is now available in Banff, Fraserburgh, Peterhead, Falkirk, Grangemouth, Stirling and Alloa.

News, Universal Credit
12 May 2015

The national roll out of Universal Credit continues with the benefit now available to new single claimants in Richmond, Kirkwall, Lerwick and Stornoway.

News, Universal Credit
10 March 2015

From 9th March 2015, new EU migrants who have arrived in the UK will be prevented from claiming benefits until they have started work.

News, Ethnic Minority, Universal Credit, European
18 February 2015

The DWP research report examines the difference Universal Credit (UC) has made to the employment and earnings of new claimants during the early stages of its rollout.

News, Report, Universal Credit
17 February 2015

The UK Government’s welfare reform benefit Universal Credit, is being expanded into Scotland from February 2015.

News, Universal Credit, Benefits
16 February 2015

As part of the accelerated roll out announced by the Secretary of State, Iain Duncan Smith in September, over 150 Jobcentres will come on board in the next 2 months. It will then be available in all Jobcentres by this time next year.

News, DWP, Universal Credit
19 January 2015

The National Housing Federation report looks at the effects of welfare reform on housing associations and their tenants.

News, Report, Welfare, Universal Credit
12 December 2014

The DWP consultation asks for views on the draft regulations which amend the Social Security (Information-sharing in relation to Welfare Services etc.) Regulations 2012. These allow information to be shared between DWP and local support providers, specifically local authorities, citizens advice bureaux, credit unions, social landlords and relevant registered charities.

News, DWP, Universal Credit