Document Final Report - Preparing for the Introduction of the Universal Credit Regime

Library homeScrutiny ReviewsPreparing For the Introduction of the Universal Credit Regime (2013)Final Report - Preparing for the Introduction of the Universal Credit Regime
Universal Credit was formally announced in the Welfare Reform Act 2012. This benefit replaces six of the main means-tested benefits and tax credits. Nationally, new applications to universal credit will begin in October 2013, although a small number of Pathfinder authorities will begin implementing Universal Credit from April and July 2013. This Scrutiny Review Panel has focused specifically on how the Council can prepare for the introduction of Universal Credit when the programme is rolled out to all authorities, it has considered information from; the Department for Work and Pensions, Stockport Homes, Stockport Credit Union, Stockport Citizen’s Advice Bureau and Universal Credit Pathfinder authorities to make a number of recommendations to support further preparations.
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