How you can get involved, what the EWS is telling us, what we have been doing with your case studies, next steps for the Early Warning System
08 August 2018
In the ‘simple’ world of universal credit, monthly assessment periods are the supposedly ‘neat’ way of judging what financial support families should get based on their earnings and circumstances.
06 August 2018
This report identifies a range of problems arising from the rigid system of monthly assessment of both income and circumstances in universal credit, based on cases from CPAG’s Early Warning System, and proposes practical solutions.
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.
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.
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.
10 July 2018
The most common universal credit problems we're seeing include administrative errors, problems with housing costs and difficulties making a claim.
The Early Warning System (EWS) gathers information and case studies about the impact of welfare reform on children and families across Scotland.
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.