The Department of Work and Pensions has published the first quarterly newsletter on Universal Credit.
By the end of 2018 all Job Centres across the UK will have rolled out with Universal Credit ‘Full Service’, and the newsletter, which you can access here provides information to both private and social landlords.
As part of the RLA’s ongoing work with the Department of Work and Pensions on Universal Credit, the RLA was invited to spend the day with DWP staff at Widnes Job Centre Plus (JCP) to see how full service is working. Widnes JCP has been live with full service for 2 years and staff there are fluent and knowledgeable with the digital service. Senior policy officer Natalie Williamson and RLA Director Richard Jones spent the day with them. You can have a read of Natalie’s blog from the day here.
Where Universal Credit is available
The DWP has also published the latest list of Jobcentre areas where the full UC service is available. It can be accessed here.
Where can I learn more about Universal Credit
Welfare reform will be on the agenda at the RLA’s next Future Renting Conference in London this September. For more information and to secure your ticket visit our conference page
As the Universal Credit ‘Full Service’ continues to be rolled out, there has never been a better time to learn more about it and how it could impact you. Check out our Universal Credit training course, delivered by UC expert Bill Irvine, this course will give you up to date information on Universal Credit. With dates in Sheffield, Manchester and Birmingham, this course is currently 20% off. Book your place today!