Thursday, 23 July 2015

Councils 'Frustrated' By Universal Credit

The government’s failure to provide ‘clear information’ about universal credit is causing ‘frustration’ among councils, a government report has said.  Research carried out by Ipsos Mori, on behalf of the DWP, said ‘lack of clarity’ about the timescales for the government’s flagship welfare reform was causing ‘uncertainty’ and ‘preventing certain decisions being made’. According to figures published by the DWP last week, 75,427 people are currently claiming universal credit, of which 68% are not in employment. Download a copy of the report from the DWP website.

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