Universal Credit
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General Election 2024
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Welfare

The cost of poor health

What does rising health-related benefit spending mean for the UK and its next government?

UpcomingThursday 20 June 2024

Register to attend in person or to receive an access link for online viewers. Health-related benefit spending is rising – particularly among children and younger adults – and this increase is forecast to accelerate in the years ahead. With record numbers of people claiming disability benefits, incapacity benefits or both, there are serious questions to … Continued

Universal Credit
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Living standards
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Welfare

In credit?

Assessing where Universal Credit’s long rollout has left the benefit system, and Britain

Monday 15 April 2024

Universal Credit, announced back in 2010 and introduced in 2013, will be fully rolled out by whoever wins the next election. The benefit has been on a rollercoaster over those years – with the IT underpinning it causing major teething problems, and later success in processing unprecedented numbers of claims during the pandemic. In the … Continued

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