Study intended to inform the preparations for the phased implementation of Universal Credit from April 2013.
Paper that documents the effects of universal credit on single parents.
Document that explains exempt accommodation in respect of Universal Credit.
Document that offers an insight into the implications of welfare reform on services in Scotland.
Universal Credit (UC) will replace means-tested benefits and tax credits for people out of work or on low incomes, and transform the system of service delivery. But will UC improve service delivery and incentives to work, and reduce the complexity of the system?
This study found support for reform, but identified risks that need addressing if UC is to bring about genuine improvements for all service users.