Touchbase: DWP news for advisers and intermediaries: Oct 2014

News about benefits, pensions and DWP services for people who work with or advise our customers – October 2014.

This publication was withdrawn on

We withdrew this because some information may be out of date. Go to later Touchbase publications (from September 2015).



Touchbase is a monthly publication for external organisations and people who work with or advise our customers. It has news about:

  • benefits, pensions and DWP services
  • relevant news from other government departments and agencies

This edition includes articles about:

  • how New Enterprise Allowance is helping unemployed people set up new businesses
  • a fall in the number of people claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • new measures to speed up Personal Independence Payment claims
  • tax credits changes for Universal Credit claimants
  • Universal Credit rollout
  • a new partnership to provide advice to people about Universal Credit
  • the benefits of credit unions

Read more about Touchbase and find other editions.

Published 13 October 2014