All news stories featuring 'Universal Credit'

New Tax-Free Childcare scheme boosted to 2,000 per child

18 March 2014

Almost two million working families could get an allowance of up to 2,000 per child for childcare from autumn 2015

Universal credit: Most claimants unprepared, Citizens Advice says

6 November 2013

Most people who will be claiming the new universal credit aren't prepared for the changeover, Citizens Advice says

Benefits shake-up: Universal credit trial begins

29 April 2013

Universal credit, which replaces job seeker's allowance and other tax credits will be launched in four areas today

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19 March 2013

New tax-free childcare scheme who wins, who loses? analyses the Government's new childcare scheme, which was announced today

22 October 2012

Welfare reforms 'to hit disabled'

Around 500,000 disabled people are expected to lose out when the Disability Living Allowance is scrapped, says a report

18 September 2012

Benefits 'may be linked to pay, not inflation'

Benefits may be linked to average pay rather than inflation, according to reports

17 September 2012

Monthly benefit payments 'risk backfiring'

The shift to monthly benefit payments could push some families further into financial difficulties, a think tank warns

10 September 2012

Fears raised over digital benefits system

People from disadvantaged backgrounds may suffer if the government goes ahead with plans to digitise the benefits system

10 July 2012

Government wants smarter basic bank accounts

New financial products to help benefit claimants better manage their money will be set up alongside Universal Credit

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