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Budget 2018: Universal credit work allowance increased

Universal credit work allowances are to increase by £1,000 a year for working families and those with disabilities, meaning an extra £630 a year in their pockets, the Chancellor revealed today.

29 October 2018

Fifth of universal credit claimants still paid late

A fifth of universal credit claimants are still receiving their first payment late, a new report reveals

15 June 2018

Autumn Budget 2017: Universal credit to be paid out earlier

Universal credit claimants will no longer have to wait six weeks before receiving their first payout

22 November 2017

Universal credit helpline charges to be scrapped

Charges of up to 55p a minute for calls to a universal credit helpline are to be scrapped

18 October 2017

Victory for graduates as PM pledges to raise student loan repayment threshold

Prime Minister Theresa May has said that the student loan repayment threshold will be increased

1 October 2017

Universal credit delays causing rent arrears to 'drop off a cliff', MPs warned

MPs have been warned that delays in benefit payments under universal credit are pushing more people into debt

14 September 2017

Autumn Statement 2016: Universal credit cuts scaled back

Planned taper rate cuts to universal credit scaled back

23 November 2016

Check NOW if you're eligible for tax credits or risk losing £1,000s under benefits shake-up

More than a million people in England, Scotland and Wales should apply now

19 April 2016

Autumn Statement 2015: Chancellor cancels planned tax credit cuts

The Government has today announced a U-turn on major tax credit cuts proposed in the Summer Budget

25 November 2015

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

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

18 March 2014