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Universal credit: Now UK’s banks turn on coalition over free bank account plan » Universal Credit » 24dash.com

Universal credit: Now UK’s banks turn on coalition over free bank account plan » Universal Credit » 24dash.com | Welfare reform | Scoop.it
Some of the UK’s largest banks have balked at the Tory-led coalition’s proposal to force them to set-up free current accounts for universal credit (UC) claimants.
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Universal credit and ‘exempt accommodation’ – changes explained » Universal Credit » 24dash.com

Universal credit and ‘exempt accommodation’ – changes explained » Universal Credit » 24dash.com | Welfare reform | Scoop.it
For many months the housing charity Homeless Link has been in close discussion with the Department for Work and Pensions to resolve the challenges of universal credit and the definition of ‘exempt accommodation’.
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Threat of tenant evictions at highest level in more than 10 years

Threat of tenant evictions at highest level in more than 10 years | Welfare reform | Scoop.it
Bedroom tax and housing list squeeze blamed for landlord repossession orders topping 47,000 in three months (Threat of tenant evictions at highest level in more than 10 years http://t.co/HWfNAvGa7z
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Work and business: Fixing Universal Credit

Work and business: Fixing Universal Credit | Welfare reform | Scoop.it
Many like to depict universal credit (UC) as the great British cock-up – a wasteful white elephant that is over-budget, over-time and over-sold by the current government on every occasion. But beyo...
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Universal Credit: Zero Hour contracts to be mandated

Universal Credit: Zero Hour contracts to be mandated | Welfare reform | Scoop.it
"For the first time, benefit claimants are at risk of sanctions if they do not apply for and accept certain zero-hours jobs under the new universal credit system" Universal Credit And Zero Hours Co...
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The impact of welfare reform on social landlords and tenants | Joseph Rowntree Foundation

The impact of welfare reform on social landlords and tenants | Joseph Rowntree Foundation | Welfare reform | Scoop.it
This research explores how significant cuts to welfare spending are affecting social housing tenants and landlords.
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Universal Credit: Don’t blame the IT

Universal Credit: Don’t blame the IT | Welfare reform | Scoop.it
It is easy to blame the IT when things go wrong, but when people are asked to do impossible things, it is not surprising if they do not deliver (Universal Credit: Don’t blame the IT http://t.co/r1VlaYQhGy)...
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Judge refuses DWP leave to appeal ruling on Universal Credit reports

Judge refuses DWP leave to appeal ruling on Universal Credit reports | Welfare reform | Scoop.it
By Tony Collins An information tribunal judge has unexpectedly refused consent for the Department of Work and Pensions to appeal his ruling that four reports on the Universal Credit programme be pu...
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How will Universal Credit make work pay? - YouTube

This illustration features 'James' and shows how he is better off for every extra hour he works with Universal Credit. (How will Universal Credit make work pay?
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Getting welfare reform right - Local Government Chronicle

Getting welfare reform right - Local Government Chronicle | Welfare reform | Scoop.it
Getting welfare reform right
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In the coming months, we'll be particularly focusing on housing benefit reforms, implementing universal credit and local social welfare.
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Universal credit now at 10 jobcentres - Just 73...

Universal credit now at 10 jobcentres - Just 73... | Welfare reform | Scoop.it
Crack open the champagne! Iain Duncan Smith’s flagship welfare policy has now been extended to a Jobcentre in Shotton, Wales - , bringing the total number running the scheme to, errr, ten — or 1.3%...
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DWP uses digital services framework for Universal Credit - ComputerworldUK

DWP uses digital services framework for Universal Credit - ComputerworldUK | Welfare reform | Scoop.it
DWP uses digital services framework for Universal Credit
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The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has revealed it is taking advantage of the digital services framework contract for a private beta version of Universal Credit (UC).
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Exclusive: New chapter in 'bedroom tax' saga - now councils run out of emergency funds to help worst cases

Exclusive: New chapter in 'bedroom tax' saga - now councils run out of emergency funds to help worst cases | Welfare reform | Scoop.it
The 'bedroom tax' has resulted in thousands of people being “driven into destitution” as councils run out of the emergency funds set aside to rescue those worst affected.
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The effect of Universal Credit on landlords

The effect of Universal Credit on landlords | Welfare reform | Scoop.it
Under Universal Credit claimants will be given a lump sum once a month to manage themselves. In this blog Jessica Page looks at how the direct monthly payments under Universal Credit will affect landlords.

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Fears Universal Credit will leave tenants struggling | Press releases | Media | National Housing Federation

Fears Universal Credit will leave tenants struggling | Press releases | Media | National Housing Federation | Welfare reform | Scoop.it
Fears Universal Credit will leave tenants struggling | Press releases National Housing Federation http://t.co/6UXlnn6U5T via @sharethis
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Touchbase: DWP news for advisers and intermediaries: May 2014 - Publications - GOV.UK

Touchbase: DWP news for advisers and intermediaries: May 2014 - Publications - GOV.UK | Welfare reform | Scoop.it
News about benefits, pensions and DWP services for people who work with or advise our customers – May 2014. (uk welfare reform

Touchbase: DWP news for advisers and intermediaries: May 2014

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Benefits risk to jobseekers refusing zero-hours contracts - BBC News

Benefits risk to jobseekers refusing zero-hours contracts - BBC News | Welfare reform | Scoop.it
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Benefits risk to jobseekers refusing zero-hours contracts
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Jobseekers risk losing benefits if they turn down certain zero-hours contracts without good reason, the government has said.
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Bill Clinton Says Big Flaw In His Welfare Reform Should Be Fixed

Bill Clinton Says Big Flaw In His Welfare Reform Should Be Fixed | Welfare reform | Scoop.it
During a 90-minute lecture defending his economic record, Bill Clinton admitted that is welfare reform is not working well in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis.
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How Britain can rebuild welfare with the power of individual contributions - CITY A.M.

How Britain can rebuild welfare with the power of individual contributions - CITY A.M. | Welfare reform | Scoop.it
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How Britain can rebuild welfare with the power of individual contributions
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Successive governments have politicised welfare, either demonising claimants or farming them as a core voter base.
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Universal Credit statistics: Apr 2013 to 31 Jan 2014 - Publications - GOV.UK

Universal Credit statistics: Apr 2013 to 31 Jan 2014 - Publications - GOV.UK | Welfare reform | Scoop.it
Universal Credit statistics: April 2013 to 31 Jan 2014 with breakdowns by Jobcentre Plus office, local authority and parliamentary constituency.

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Jobs and welfare reform: getting Britain working - Speeches - GOV.UK

Jobs and welfare reform: getting Britain working - Speeches - GOV.UK | Welfare reform | Scoop.it
Creating conditions for businesses to grow, resulting in jobs, and welfare reform to get people into work.

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Choosing a bank account for your benefit payments - Money Advice Service

Choosing a bank account for your benefit payments - Money Advice Service | Welfare reform | Scoop.it
If you need a bank or building society account to have your benefits paid into, here's how to decide on the right one for you (Choosing a bank account for your #UniversalCredit payment.
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'Worrying uncertainty' remains for troubled Universal Credit system - The Information Daily

The Information Daily 'Worrying uncertainty' remains for troubled Universal Credit system The Information Daily MPs are still uncertain whether the Universal Credit IT system will work, six months after the welfare reform was supposed to experience...
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The unexpected costs of the ‘welfare revolution’ | Jackie Long on Social Affairs | Jackie Long on Social Affairs

The unexpected costs of the ‘welfare revolution’ | Jackie Long on Social Affairs | Jackie Long on Social Affairs | Welfare reform | Scoop.it
If the government's "welfare revolution" is to work , then it has to work in places like Torfaen, a south Wales community where direct payments are being trialled.
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Supreme Court grants permission in gender discrimination Benefit Cap case | Doughty Street Chambers

Supreme Court grants permission in gender discrimination Benefit Cap case | Doughty Street Chambers | Welfare reform | Scoop.it
Doughty Street Chambers is a common law set with a strong emphasis on civil liberties and human rights.
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