Section: Welfare Benefits

Amber Rudd sets out fresh approach to Universal Credit

Posted 14.01.19
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Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd has announced that government will not extend the two-child limit on Universal Credit for children born before April 2017, when the policy came into effect, benefiting around 15,000 families.

Other changes include pressing ahead with a pilot to support 10,000 people from 'legacy benefits' on to Universal Credit in a test and learn approach.

She also announced changes designed to make Universal Credit fairer, including:

From July 2019, up to 10,000 people in the pilot scheme will be carefully supported onto the new benefit. When that is complete the Department for Work and Pensions will return to Parliament to seek permission for future migration.


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