Reply To: Gauke’s statement to the house


On the daily summary of the changes it says:


More details of the £1.5 billion package of support for Universal Credit were set out today by David Gauke, the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions.


The measures announced include:

  • local authorities being able to recoup over 80% of the money they spend on temporary accommodation directly from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) rather than from the claimant, preventing losses of more than £70 million over 2018/19
  • extended partnership working with Citizen’s Advice, to provide more face to face support to Universal Credit claimants

Bit different to letter and paid through HB