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The Autumn Budget contained a damning admission about the DWP 29 Oct 2018 23:44 #10747

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In his Autumn Budget on Monday 29 October, Philip Hammond made several announcements about the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP); specifically about Universal Credit. But he didn’t even mention one of the biggest ones. It was buried in the accompanying paperwork.
Universal chaos?

As the Mirror reported, Hammond made several announcements about the DWP’s contentious benefit. These included an extra £1.7bn for the Universal Credit rollout. And Hammond also said the “work allowance” would go up by £1,000. This is the amount people can earn before the DWP starts cutting their benefits.

But “welfare expert” Lee Healey tweeted the full policy document of the welfare section of Hammond’s budget. In it were the details of the full rollout of the benefit.

It said:

In response to feedback on Universal Credit, the implementation schedule has been updated: it will begin in July 2019, as planned, but will end in December 2023.

This is significant, because so far rumours of a delay in the rollout have only been just that. The DWP had not confirmed its start date, either.
Budget revelations

Currently, in what’s known as “live service”, Universal Credit has been rolled out in certain areas for new claims. Soon, the DWP will move everyone onto “full service“, including those on old benefits. This process was due to start in 2019. But on Tuesday 16 October, the DWP said that the rollout was being delayed.

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The Autumn Budget contained a damning admission about the DWP 30 Oct 2018 09:56 #10749

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One point of Grave Concern, When Labour win the Next Election (If the dont I will move permanently Abroad)
How long will it take them to Scarp UC, and replace it with a fare system for the Poor ?
and not just a cost cutting exercise to benefit the Rich Only.
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The Autumn Budget contained a damning admission about the DWP 30 Oct 2018 11:25 #10752

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Here's a good easy to read guide of the Budget 2018, and did we really expect any difference from these Tory's? :sick:

www.theguardian.com/money/2018/oct/30/budget-2018-what-it-means-for-you
Do not let the behaviour of others destroy your inner peace.
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