Briefing: Universal credit

Policy product type
LGiU essential policy briefing
Published date
October 26, 2017
Neil Merrick, LGIU associate
Issues Covered
  • delays
  • how UC works
  • latest statistics
  • rollout
  • welfare reform
Caring for People, Health, public health, adult social care, Housing and Planning, Voluntary Sector and Community Engagement, Welfare and Equalities
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Universal Credit is very much in the news right now. We look here at how it works, the latest statistics for it and the current debate over its rollout.

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