Universal Credit Update
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Universal Credit Update

By |Published On: 10th December 2014|

This article is an external press release originally published on the Landlord News website, which has now been migrated to the Just Landlords blog.

Universal Credit Update

Universal Credit Update

After the effective introduction of Universal Credit in the northwest of England, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has published details of the first launch of national expansion to local authorities, and Jobcentres.

Universal Credit will expand to new claims from single people, who would previously have been entitled to Jobseeker’s Allowance, inclusive of those already receiving Housing Benefit, and Working Tax Credit.

The PDF below outlines the provisional planning assumption for the initial introduction of sites that will provide Universal Credit between February and April 2015.

DWP is dedicated to working alongside local authorities before they confirm or publish more details about the plan.

Once the first period is complete, Universal Credit will be offered in one in three Jobcentres around the country, with more Jobcentres making the scheme available in subsequent launches, concluding in the full national expansion in spring 2016.

The DWP’s plan can be found here: uc-national-expansion.pdf


About the Author: Em Morley (she/they)

Em is the Content Marketing Manager for Just Landlords, with over five years of experience writing for insurance and property websites. Together with the knowledge and expertise of the Just Landlords underwriting team, Em aims to provide those in the property industry with helpful resources. When she’s not at her computer researching and writing property and insurance guides, you’ll find her exploring the British countryside, searching for geocaches.

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