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Universal Credit – Published Resources

GCS Local are working with the Department for Work and Pensions to inform the public about the opportunities Universal Credit can bring and how people are able to claim.  The Cabinet Office’s Campaign Manager has asked for support in ensuring that everyone who … Continue reading

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Welfare Reform News

Benefit Mythbuster Launched Online Benefit Mythbuster is a new online web tool designed to help address commonly held myths and misconceptions about universal credit. People can choose from three options – ‘Starting a New Claim’, ‘Managing your Claim’, and ‘Solving … Continue reading

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DWP Touch-Base Newsletter

Click here to read the latest newsletter from DWP including useful information about: understanding Universal Credit new figures released on workplace pensions interview preparation support for unemployed women plus more…

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Policy News: Local Government Association Publish Report On Increasing Homelessness Pressures

The Local Government Association (LGA) have published a report which provides information on what Local Authorities are currently doing to meet the challenges posed by rising homelessness, highlighting best practice in case studies from councils and other organisations including the … Continue reading

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News From Job Centre Plus (JCP) Department For Work And Pensions (DWP)

BETTER SUPPORT FOR BEREAVED FAMILIES The new modernised Bereavement Support Payment was announced on 12 January 2017. It will be introduced for those bereaved from 6 April 2017. It aims to provide more accessible help for spouses and civil partners … Continue reading

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Benefits Are Changing In 2018

February 2018 will see the increased rollout of the Universal Credit in Shropshire. Universal Credit is the Government’s new benefit for people under pension age. From February 2018 single people, couples and families making a new claim to any of … Continue reading

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Tax Credits Debt Technical Guide

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) Universal Credit Programme, will be producing a series of externally published Technical Guides over the coming months to provide detailed information on the more complex areas of Universal Credit. The first of these … Continue reading

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Citizen’s Advice Shropshire Survey

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Local People Invited To Take Part In Research Project Led By Citizens Advice

With recent suggested changes to Tax Credits and changes to Universal Credit making the headlines, Citizens Advice Shropshire are researching the potential impact that changes might have on working people in the local area. The countywide charity, based in Oswestry, … Continue reading

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