Universal Credit is now better equipped for the final phase of its roll-out – but challenges remain

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Tax and Welfare

Commenting on the regulations laid down in parliament today (Monday) that will govern the final phase of the Universal Credit roll-out, David Finch, Senior Fellow at the Resolution Foundation, said: “The final phase of the Universal Credit roll-out, which will involve around two million families moving from one benefits system to another, is the biggest … Continued

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Falling inflation is good news for pay but confirms £200 hit for low-income families with kids

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Jobs, Skills and Pay, Public Finances and the Economy, Tax and Welfare

Press release from the Resolution Foundation Wednesday 17 October 2018 – For immediate release Inflation falling to 2.4 per cent in September brings mixed news for working families – stronger growth in their pay packets but a confirmation that the fourth year of the benefit freeze will bring significant living standards reductions for lower-income families, the … Continued

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Delaying rollout of Universal Credit is a sensible step – but fundamental reforms still needed

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Tax and Welfare

Press release from the Resolution Foundation Tuesday 16 October 2018 – For immediate release Commenting on reports that the government is going to delay the final phase of the rollout of Universal Credit, and make reforms to its design – such as rolling on several benefit payments temporarily –Torsten Bell, Director of the Resolution Foundation, … Continued

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Government faces crunch decisions this Autumn as Universal Credit enters its ‘most difficult phase’

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Tax and Welfare

The government must get the final phase of Universal Credit (UC) right this Autumn if it’s to reboot the reputation of its flagship welfare reform programme and support millions of low income families, according to a new report published today by the Resolution Foundation. The benefits of moving focuses on the final, and in many … Continued

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Scrap Inheritance Tax and replace it with one that is fairer to families and harder to avoid

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Intergenerational Commission, Tax and Welfare

Inheritance Tax should be abolished and replaced with a new system that commands greater public support by being fairer to families and harder to avoid, according to a new report published today (Wednesday) by the Resolution Foundation for the Intergenerational Commission. Passing on, the 21st report of the Intergenerational Commission and last before it publishes its … Continued

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