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Universal Credit: The scheme faces difficulties that must be resolved before it is rolled out

Keohane, Nigel (2013) Universal Credit: The scheme faces difficulties that must be resolved before it is rolled out. British Politics and Policy at LSE (11 Jul 2013). Website.

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Abstract

Nigel Keohane examines the government’s Universal Credit scheme and points out five areas of concern. He argues that it will make budgeting on low incomes very difficult, that monthly payments in arrears will risk indebtedness, and that the reform of Council Tax Benefit will play havoc with the scheme. Also, bringing those in part-time work into the conditionality regime will be difficult in practice and the question of how so-called ‘passported benefits’ such as free school means and free prescriptions will be treated is unresolved.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy
Additional Information: © 2013 The Author(s) CC BY-NC-ND 3.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Sets: Collections > British Politics and Policy at LSE
Date Deposited: 08 May 2017 08:54
Last Modified: 02 Sep 2020 23:09
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/75804

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