9 February 2017  

Universal credit

(9:30 - 16:00)

Universal credit is the government’s flagship welfare reform and represents the most significant change to the welfare benefit system since the Beveridge reforms in the 1940s. The new benefit was launched in pilot areas from April 2013, and is currently being rolled out nationally. Ultimately universal credit will replace most of the current system of means tested benefits and tax credits.

Our course examines the structure of universal credit, and explores who will win and who will lose out. There will be time to work through case studies and examine the new rules in detail.

This course covers -

What benefits universal credit replaces | how universal credit will be calculated | assessment of earnings, income and capital | disability and caring under universal credit | help with rent and mortgage interest | administration, including claims and payments | conditionality and sanctions | the latest on the roll out timetable | transitional protection

By the end of this course you will have -

  • an understanding of how universal credit will be assessed
  • explored the main differences between universal credit and the current system
  • identified possible pitfall areas

Related courses:

Housing costs reform (including the bedroom tax & the benefit cap) | Personal independence payment | ESA and the Work Capability Assessment

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