Is Universal Credit driving people to food banks?
Trussell Trust research shows increases in food bank use in areas where Universal Credit has been rolled out. It’s difficult to measure the extent that one is causing the other.
What proportion of benefit claimants has Universal Credit been applied to?
Between 8% of expected claimants by 2022 are claiming Universal Credit.
Is there a long list of people urging a pause on Universal Credit?
Citizens Advice and Trussell Trust have issued press releases calling for a pause, and John Major has recommended a review. The number of Conservative MPs calling for a pause is based on reports in the Telegraph.
Are more people being paid an advance on their Universal Credit?
The share of people getting an advance payment on their first Universal Credit payment is increasing.
How much does the Universal Credit helpline cost?
The Universal Credit helpline costs up to 9p a minute from a landline and between 3p and 55p per minute from a mobile. The helpline is now being made freephone.
Is Universal Credit leading to rent arrears?
Half of council tenants in 105 councils are one month behind in rent, according to research by the Observer.
Is Universal Credit being paid on time?
The percentage of people receiving their first universal credit payment within five or six weeks has increased since January.
Universal Credit: will it "make work pay"?
There have been conflicting claims over whether Universal Credit will "make work pay".