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    MANY MAY STRUGGLE AS A RESULT OF CHANGES TO THE UNIVERSAL CREDIT SYSTEM

    A study by Child Poverty Action Group, warns that many would struggle due to changes to the Universal Credit system which comes into force on Thursday. The study envisages the following issues from the move which is expected to save >>>

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    CIH SCOTLAND POINTS OUT ISSUES WITH IMPLEMENTATION OF THE NEW SINGLE PAYMENT ON UNIVERSAL CREDIT

    “A Scottish Government consultation on the implementation of some aspects of Universal Credit have been devolved and closes today”, 24 housing reports. Following recent warnings from the Scottish Parliament’s Social Security Committee about problems with the new >>>

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    THE LHA CAP WILL APPLY TO ALL TENANTS THAT RECEIVE UNIVERSAL CREDIT

    According to the government, the Local Housing Allowance cap (LHA cap) will apply to all tenants that receive Universal Credit, Inside Housing, reports. These details were stated by the government: The LHA cap for general needs accommodation >>>

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    UNIVERSAL CREDIT SET TO EXPAND IN AREAS SERVED BY KIRKINTILLOCH JOBCENTRE

    From the 2nd of November, Universal Credit welfare entitlement is set to expand to cover more people in areas served by Kirkintilloch Jobcentre. The beneficiaries of this would have to live within one of these postcodes: G64 >>>

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    AFTERMATH OF UNIVERSAL CREDIT DELAYS

    Labour MP, Frank Field has said: “Delays in governmet’s flagship welfare reform has caused debt, rent arrears and health problems”. The labour MP also said “the minimum six-week payment period faced by new Universal Credit claimants led >>>

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    FIRST ERROR AND FRAUD FINDINGS FOR UNIVERSAL CREDIT

    DWP (Department for Work and Pensions) has published its first fraud findings for Universal Credit (UC) The department’s findings show that underpayments due to official errors were considerably higher than for the older Job Seekers Allowance (JSA) >>>

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    Universal credit targets defended by Iain Duncan Smith

    The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions came under fire regarding the failure to meet universal credit targets. When asked about the effectiveness of the roll-out of universal credit Mr Duncan Smith said: “Universal credit is >>>

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    Scottish carers are worse off due to universal credit

    A report has warned that family carers for children with vulnerabilities in Scotland are more likely to be worse off under Universal Credit due to the UK government failing to take Scotland’s different legal framework into account. >>>

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    Universal Credit claimants rise to almost 90,000

    Official statistics have found that the number of people claiming universal credit rose by 14,000 in July. Figures by the Department for Work and Pensions have found that 89,357 people were claiming universal credit by 9th July >>>

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    Scottish government to revamp universal credit

    The Scottish Government has said new powers to make changes to universal credit payments will affect over 700,000 household across the country. The Scottish Government has decided it wants to give claimants the choice of having their >>>

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