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Help to Pay for Childcare from Universal Credit

Universal credit contains an element to help pay for childcare costs if you are working or have accepted a job offer. It does not matter how many hours you work as long as the childcare you are paying for is registered with …

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How universal credit is calculated

Updated 18 July 2019 Universal credit is made up of different amounts called elements. These elements are added together to give you a maximum amount of universal credit. The elements included are: Standard allowance This is the amount given for the …

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Universal Credit: How to claim

Updated 29 July 2019 You have to claim universal credit online. If you are unable to use a computer you will need to call the universal credit helpline to get help. Setting up your online account You will be given a …

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The Claimant Commitment

Claiming universal credit and the claimant commitment

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How universal credit is paid

Your payment of universal credit depends on your circumstances and your income in each complete assessment period. The assessment period for universal credit is one month.

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Tax-free Childcare

If you are working 16 or more hours per week and earn at least £120 per week, but less than £100,000 per year, you may be able to claim help with childcare costs through the Tax-free Childcare scheme. You can …

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Benefits when your children get older

Benefits and tax credit changes when your children leave education or start university.

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Universal Credit

Updated 29 July 2019 What is Universal Credit? Universal credit or UC is a new benefit that has been introduced to simplify the current benefit system. It replaces 6 of the existing benefits that you can, or may already get because …

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Studying and Universal Credit

Studying while claiming universal credit

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Operations Director – Flexible Childcare Services

A dynamic Operations Director is sought to lead a new Social Enterprise offering flexible childcare in Scotland

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