Category Archives: Universal Credit

What does the autumn budget mean for you?

Universal Credit Changes Two major announcements were made in the Autumn budget. Firstly, the Government committed to additional protections for people transitioning to Universal Credit. These plans are yet to be finalised, and we will update this page when there is …

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Joint letter to Esther McVey MP

Image credit: https://civilservicelocal.blog.gov.uk/2015/02/26/learning-about-the-workings-of-parliament/ One Parent Families Scotland has signed a joint letter with Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) and the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) to Esther McVey MP, the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, calling …

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Universal Credit Scottish Choices

Scottish Government Choices As part of the new social security powers in Scotland, you now have a choice on how you are paid universal credit. It can be paid twice a month or monthly, and the housing element can be paid directly to you …

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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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Index of universal credit updates

We have an ongoing series of universal credit updates to help you with changes to your benefits.  What is universal credit? Universal credit or UC is a new benefit that has been introduced to simplify the current benefit system. It replaces …

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Studying and Universal Credit

Studying while claiming universal credit

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What is a sanction?

Information for single parents in Scotland about benefit sanctions.

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Lone parents and disabled people worst hit by welfare reforms

An evidence review by the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR) researchers on the impact of welfare reforms since 2010 found that they affected the income, living standards and opportunities of a number of protected groups – with …

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