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Universal Credit roll-out: Latest Updates & Roll Out 03 Mar 2018 08:51 #6388

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Autumn Budget, November 2017 – Universal Credit roll-out slowed down

Contained within the official Budget documents is the announcement of a change to the Universal Credit (UC) roll-out schedule. (para.6.15).

Between February 2018 and April 2018, the pace of UC rollout will slow down from the previously announced schedule and roll-out will not be complete until December 2018, rather than September 2018 as previously announced.

We have asked for confirmation of how this slow-down will impact new claims for tax credits from October 2018 and will update the website as information becomes available.

(UPDATE 23 November 2017 - The Secretary of State today confirmed that people with three or more children (who are not covered by any exception) will continue to be diverted to tax credits until the end of January 2019. Tax credits will therefore be open for new claims until 31 January 2019 rather than 31 October 2018 as previously announced. The full statement can be found on the Parliament UK website.

Transition Rollout Schedule –
February 2018 to December 2018

In May 2016 the Universal Credit full service for all claimant types began to rollout
nationally (beyond London).
The following schedule was updated in February 2018 due to changes being made to
the DWP Jobcentre estate network and following the 2017 Autumn Budget.
This schedule sets out the latest planning assumptions for sites that will transition to the
Universal Credit full service (including those already announced – see Annex A). The
list is in alphabetical order by local authority mapped to Jobcentre sites.
Rollout of the Universal Credit full service is due to complete in December 2018. After
the rollout process has completed, DWP will then begin moving all remaining existing
benefit claimants to the Universal Credit full service starting in 2019.

Full Listings Here;
www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/680524/universal-credit-transition-rollout-schedule-feb18-dec18.pdf

Can also be downloaded from the same location [pdf] format
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Universal Credit roll-out: Latest Updates & Roll Out 03 Mar 2018 19:45 #6391

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Interesting, my area fell under Annex A in November 2017 but at my first WRAG appointment this February, my job coach very clearly informed me that the completion should be done here towards the end of 2018. So there are already several months delay in at least some of the areas (probably larger towns) where it is 'live' to actually completed. As they rarely speed up and rather fall further behind, the full national roll out could be delayed somewhat further than expected. Still a glimmer of hope I guess.
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Universal Credit roll-out: Latest Updates & Roll Out 04 Mar 2018 19:18 #6412

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Hi Verc,

Hope they take their time rolling this bag of crap out in your area as ive been on it for months and is seriously doing my head in.

Because of the recent media stink that was kicked up about UC, i feel they will make it run smoother for newcomers for the first few months, and then all hell breaks loose with the endless appointments cat on mat courses and anything else they can get us to do just because they can. :evil:

On a scale of 1-10 i give it 3. :) :evil:


The way things are looking economically speaking,they would be better rolling out UBI asap :) and making amazon and google start paying the millions they owe in tax.

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