Early warning system

Managed migration 2

31 August 2023
Two-thirds of people sent a migration notice between November 2022 and March 2023 made a successful UC claim before their migration deadline. A further 5 per cent made a claim after their deadline had passed. And 28 per cent did not claim UC at all and had their legacy benefit payments terminated. We are concerned that a sizeable minority of claimants are falling through the gaps.

Digital universal credit system breaches principles of law and stops claimants accessing support

27 June 2023
Digital aspects of universal credit (UC) routinely lead to wrong amounts being awarded to claimants – often the most vulnerable - and to breaches of rule-of-law principles, new Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) research finds.

Managed migration 1

31 May 2023
The DWP’s research during the discovery phase of managed migration to universal credit (UC) concluded that ‘on the whole households are able to make the move to UC.’ But we are finding that, when issues do arise, the consequences can be serious for claimants causing stress, budgeting difficulties and debt.

Early Warning System e-bulletin: March 2023

March 2023
In this edition of the e-bulletin, we look at the UC child element for multiple children.

Universal credit fictions

22 December 2022
A family’s ability to get universal credit is often based not on their actual circumstances, but on a fictional version of their circumstances. Welfare rights worker Carri Swann explains.

Early Warning System e-bulletin - November 2022

November 2022
In this edition of the e-bulletin, we look at personal independence payment (PIP).

Early Warning System e-bulletin - October 2022

October 2022
In this edition of the e-bulletin, we look at using online universal credit accounts.