Liverpool latest to deliver Universal Credit warning
Thousands of residents in Liverpool will be forced into a ‘downward spiral of debt and destitution’ after the rollout of Universal Credit (UC), senior figures in the city have warned.
London calls for halt to Universal Credit rollout
Pressure is mounting to halt the rollout of Universal Credit (UC).
'Universal Credit rollout to bring poverty and hardship'
Scotland’s social security cabinet secretary has warned that the full rollout of Universal Credit to Glasgow later this month will cause increased poverty and hardship.
UN to probe austerity impact on councils
The impact of austerity on local government is to be investigated by the United Nations (UN).
Minister signals further Universal Credit changes
More changes are in the pipeline for Universal Credit, work and pensions minister Esther McVey has revealed.
LGA in Universal Credit plea
Smith Square has urged ministers to work closer with councils to ease financial uncertainties households face during the transition to Universal Credit (UC).
Minister apologises for misleading MPs over Universal Credit
A minister has been forced to apologise for misleading MPs over the rollout of Universal Credit (UC).
A universal problem
The National Audit Office has released another damning report on the rollout of Universal Credit. Patrick O’Brien breaks down the findings and speaks to key figures in the sector.
When it comes to improving public services, what’s good for local government should be good for central government. Piali Das Gupta looks at why the latter can benefit from adopting the principles of the former
DWP under fire over Universal Credit
Auditors have heavily criticised the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) for the design and implementation of Universal Credit.
Universal Credit rollout pushed back as fresh changes made
A raft of changes have been made to Universal Credit, pushing back the expected completion of the rollout another year.
Universal Credit rollout in Wales pushed back for some
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has pushed back the rollout of Universal Credit in 13 Welsh local authority areas from this summer to December.
Councils forced to commit ‘valuable resources’ to cope with UC roll out
Local authorities are being forced to commit ‘valuable resources’ to tackling the effects of Universal Credit (UC), Labour has said.
Universal Credit reports to be released to committee
Pensions secretary David Gauke has reluctantly agreed to release a series of Universal Credit impact reports to a select committee, but pleaded for them not to be leaked to the public.
Budget 2017: Devolution and housing key planks in speech
Philip Hammond’s first Autumn Budget has seen the chancellor unveil a raft of new devolution deals, measures to boost housing and changes to resolve issues with controversial Universal Credit.
'Revised timetable' for Universal Credit rollout
The Government has caved into pressure and changed the timetable for the rollout of Universal Credit (UC), The MJ has learnt.
Council in cash plea over Universal Credit impact
Croydon LBC has asked the Government for urgent extra funding after being hit by soaring costs to prevent families on Universal Credit (UC) from becoming homeless.
Children's commissioner adds to calls for Universal Credit pause
The children’s commissioner Anne Longfield will ask the Treasury to pause the rollout of Universal Credit (UC) for families with children.
More powers call after welfare reform report
The Government’s welfare reform objectives are being undermined by a string of financial challenges facing local authorities, new research has suggested.
Pause the rollout of UC - WLGA
The rollout of Universal Credit (UC) must be paused, the Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA) has urged.