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Early Warning System e-bulletin - July 2018

This week we launched a report on the top eight universal credit issues from our Early Warning System. This report brings together cases that have been sent in by advisers, and analyses the most common problems we're seeing with the new benefit.

It’s time to start listening: what the Department for Work and Pensions needs to learn about universal credit

12 July 2018
In the Commons last week, Work and Pensions ministers responded to concerns about universal credit by offering to look at individual constituency cases MPs were raising, where things might not be going quite right.

The top universal credit issues

10 July 2018
This report brings together cases from our early warning system, analysing the most common universal credit problems we're seeing. The top issues include administrative errors, problems with housing costs and difficulties making a claim. 

Top universal credit issues revealed

10 July 2018
The most common universal credit problems we're seeing include administrative errors, problems with housing costs and difficulties making a claim.

What is the Early Warning System (Scotland)?

The Early Warning System (EWS) gathers information and case studies about the impact of welfare reform on children and families across Scotland.

Two-child limit: one year on

Issue 263 (April 2018)
Kirsty McKechnie sets out what CPAG’s Early Warning System has been learning about the first year of the operation of the ‘two-child limit’ in means-tested benefits.

Early Warning System e-bulletin - March 2018

Problems with housing costs and what we have been doing with your submissions.

A question of responsibility: problems with child benefit and income support when women and their children flee domestic violence

23 November 2017
Our new report, which draws on evidence from our advice work, outlines a problem some women have when they leave an abusive partner and need benefits to support their children.

House of Lords debates on Universal Credit and benefit freeze

10 November 2017
Read our briefing for Peers in advance of two debates in the House of Lords on Thursday, 16th November: Debate: Impact of Universal Credit on claimants; Short debate: Inflation impact on families affected by benefit freeze