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£1.5 billion support package for Universal Credit announced

Posted by Debbie Watson November 27, 2017

Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, David Gauke, made a statement on Universal Credit in the House of Commons on Thursday 23 November. More details of the £1.5 billion package of support for Universal Credit were set out.

The measures announced include:

  • local authorities being able to recoup over 80% of the money they spend on temporary accommodation directly from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) rather than from the claimant, preventing losses of more than £70 million over 2018/19
  • extended partnership working with Citizen’s Advice, to provide more face to face support to Universal Credit claimants

Find out more about the Universal Credit support package.

Read David Guake’s statement.