universal credit

The Government says it is introducing Universal Credit to:

  • Encourage people on benefits to start paid work or increase their hours by making sure work pays
  • Smooth the transitions into and out of work
  • Simplify the system, making it easier for people to understand, and easier and cheaper to administer
  • Reduce the number of people who are in work but still living in poverty
  • Reduce fraud and error.

You can find more information about different aspects of Universal Credit by clicking on the links below:

Your questions answered - Our welfare reform expert Geoffrey Ferres answers questions raised about Universal Credit at our recent series of networking events.    

Read the Government’s information for the general public

Read Sitra’s Universal Credit risk chart that helps you plan for the impact of Universal Credit on your organisation and your service users