Landmark day for Universal Credit as full service is rolled out Jobcentres today

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  Resolution Foundation says that major reforms are needed to make a success of the flagship welfare reform programme With the roll-out of the full Universal Credit service finally starting today (Wednesday) – it is being rolled out to five jobcentres including Bath and Newcastle Cathedral Square, with more to follow in the coming months … Continued

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Low-income working families on Universal Credit set to lose £1,300

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Working households on Universal Credit are set to lose an average of £1,000 in 2020, rising to £1,300 for those with children, despite the welcome reversal of the main cuts to tax credits announced in the Spending Review ­– according to new analysis published today (Thursday) by the independent think-tank the Resolution Foundation. The Foundation notes that these losses will … Continued

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Resolution Foundation warns that pushing ahead with tweaked proposals on tax credits would be expensive and still leave most families worse off

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New research shows the Treasury could reverse the most damaging tax credit cuts and still meet key fiscal objectives The government has several options for funding a reversal of its planned tax credit cuts, but pushing ahead with tweaked proposals would be expensive, leave millions of families worse off,  and produce perverse work incentives, according … Continued

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Universal Credit red tape cull needed to help parents and the self-employed

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Making Universal Credit (UC) easier to use could boost employment and prevent the risk of penalising families whose earnings and outgoings don’t fit into a neat monthly pattern, according to a new report published today (Monday) by the Resolution Foundation. The think-tank’s nine-month review of Universal Credit considers how the once-in-a-generation welfare reform is equipped … Continued

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Working families could become ‘second class savers’ under Universal Credit

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Working families moving onto Universal Credit could become ‘second class savers’, with any money put aside potentially counting against their benefit entitlement, according to a new report to be published on Monday (8 June) by the independent think-tank the Resolution Foundation. Making it work – the final report of a nine-month review of Universal Credit … Continued

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Reboot of Universal Credit needed to meet welfare challenges of next decade

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  Far-reaching reforms of Universal Credit (UC) would help hundreds of thousands more people into work and bring significant cash benefits to working families with children, according to a new report published today (Monday) by the independent think-tank the Resolution Foundation. Making it work – the final report of a nine-month review of Universal Credit … Continued

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