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Universal credit

Tax credits: moving on to universal credit

This factsheets covers the differences between tax credits and universal credit.

Disabled households worse off on universal credit aim for Court of Appeal

01 March 2019
Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) is seeking leave to appeal direct to the Court of Appeal on behalf of two disabled households who were left worse off after they were forced to move to universal credit (UC) because their existing benefits were wrongly stopped by the DWP. The move follows a High Court decision today which rejected a claim of unlawful discrimination brought by the two households and refused permission to appeal.

Discretionary housing payments in Scotland

Find out more about the local authority fund for extra help with housing costs.

UC migration and more

Issue 268 (February 2019)
Simon Osborne describes some important recent changes in universal credit (UC).

Social security and domestic abuse

Issue 268 (February 2019)
Kirsty McKechnie describes a report from CPAG’s Early Warning System with some urgent concerns regarding claimants who have been subject to domestic abuse.

New training course added due to demand

14 January 2019

Disabled households worse off and stranded on Universal Credit bring High Court case against DWP

11 January 2019
Two households affected by disability who were left worse off after they were forced to move to universal credit (UC) from existing benefits following incorrect decisions by DWP will challenge DWP policy in the High Court this week (Wednesday 23rd and Thursday 24th January).