Policy paper

Universal Credit at work

Progress reports on the implementation of Universal Credit: how we are restoring work incentives, renewing fairness and transforming lives.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Documents

Universal Credit at work: spring 2015

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Universal Credit at work: October 2014

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Welsh: Credyd Cynhwysol ar waith: gwanwyn 2015

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Details

In the white paper Universal Credit: welfare that works we set out the government’s plans to reform the benefits system. These reports detail our progress in introducing Universal Credit.

The spring 2015 edition of ‘Universal Credit at work’ sets out the government’s progress on delivering Universal Credit, alongside the latest analysis and evaluation on the impact that this vital reform is having.

The evidence shows that under Universal Credit, people move into work more quickly and earn more money, giving them increased financial security.

The spring 2015 edition also confirms that new Universal Credit claimants in the expanded sites are more likely than Jobseeker’s Allowance claimants to:

  • believe the benefit system is encouraging them to find work
  • take any job they are able to do
  • spend more time looking for work

In October 2014, the ‘Universal Credit at work’ report presented evidence that the transformation of the labour market and welfare state was well underway, expanding the reach of Universal Credit and beginning to make an impact on local labour markets.

Published 22 October 2014
Last updated 15 February 2015 + show all updates
  1. Added spring 2015 edition of Universal Credit at work report.
  2. First published.