£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