Government has chance to ‘avert catastrophe’ on Universal Credit

Joe Mellor - 11 January 2019

In a speech on Friday, the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions announced important changes to current proposals for Universal Credit (UC). Amber Rudd announced that the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) will immediately lay two pieces of legislation:

The first will provide protections for people currently receiving the ‘Severe Disability Premium’ -additional benefits paid to disabled people who live independently, recognising the extra costs faced by people not supported by a carer. It will come into force on January 16, 2019, according to the original timetable and means there will not be a vote on this... See more

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