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DWP publishes report on progress of Universal Credit

The UK Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has published the report, Universal Credit at work (PDF 750kb). The report found that Universal Credit had led to better outcomes for claimants and employers.

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UK Social Security Advisory Committee examines Universal Credit waiting days legislation

The Social Security Advisory Committee has released the report, The Universal Credit (Waiting Days) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 (S.I. 2015 No. 1362). Report by the Social Security Advisory Committee under Section 174(1) of the Social Security Administration Act 1992 and statement … Continue reading

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NAO releases Universal Credit progress report

The National Audit Office (NAO) have released the report, Universal Credit : progress update (PDF 430kb). The NAO,  “concluded that it is too early to determine if the Department for Work & Pensions will achieve value for money in its implementation … Continue reading

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UK article announces projected date of Universal Credit roll-out

An article in Central Government News, written by Neil Merrett and entitled, IDS: Universal Credit roll-out could be complete by 2018, states “Work and pensions secretary Iain Duncan Smith has told a parliamentary select committee that the Universal Credit benefit … Continue reading

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UK government releases Universal Credit evaluation report

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) have published the research report, Universal Credit pathfinder evaluation (PDF 350kb). “The Pathfinder Evaluation aimed to examine UC as delivered in the Pathfinder to assess what was working well, what needed to improve … Continue reading

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UK Parliamentary committee report expresses “concerns” at reset rating of Universal Credit project

The House of Commons, Committee of Public Accounts report, Major Projects Authority (PDF 145kb) was released on 16 July, 2014. The report included the following statement,  “We are particlularly concerned that the decision to award a ‘reset’ rating to the … Continue reading

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DWP press release discusses access to Universal Credit information

In a Department for Work and Pensions press release entitled, Universal Credit : 100,000 views on the red button, smartphone apps and Facebook, the range of digital information channels used by the department to provide information about the Universal Credit … Continue reading

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DWP publishes Local Support Services Update and Trialling Plan

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)  has published the report, Universal Credit : Local Support Services Update and Trialling Plan (PDF 600kb). The report sets out how the Department for Work and Pensions will, “work together over the course … Continue reading

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UK Government minister annnounces next stage of Universal Credit implementation

The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Ian Duncan-Smith, has anounced the the next stage to progress the Universal Credit implementation, with plans to move existing claimants to Universal Credit during 2016 and 2017.

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DWP releases Universal Credit pathfinder evaluation report

The Department for Work and Pensions has released the report, Universal Credit Pathfinder Evaluation : interim results from the Universal Credit Claimant Survey, Wave 1 (PDF 82kb).The report “provides interim results on the first survey of claimants to experience Universal … Continue reading

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