UC Equality impact assessment

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  • #39708
    Derrick
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    #113107
    Lee Fearon
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    Hmm. Only had a quick glance but unsurprisingly it reads as a ringing endorsement of uC from the Department that devised and is nominated to administer the scheme.

    Also unsrprising that the assessment ignores the impact of the welfare cuts introduced as a precursor to UC and the likely effects of the localised CTB replacement.

    In short, it’s difficult not to see it as yet more propaganda from a Government that specialises in PR over substance.

    Other than that, it’s a very worthwhile effort. πŸ™‚

    #113157
    Darren Tompkins
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    I noted on page 3 that if one member of a couple is working age and the other Pension age then they will fall under the UC rules, the opposite of how it works now. This could have a big impact on the potential income of such households as the Pension rules are currently more generous – I hope there will be some protection when this happens.

    #113159
    nickkeogh
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    That will certainly make the more mature man think twice before bringing over a young lady from Siberia.

    #113609
    AndrewDonald
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    Paragraph 23 –

    The analysis of changes to entitlements and poverty assumes that individuals continue to receive 90 per cent of their current CTB award in the current system analysis and that they receive exactly the same amount in payment alongside their Universal Credit awards. For the purpose of work incentives analysis council tax support has been excluded from both the current system and Universal Credit. The Government will make a further assessment of the likely impact in future, including taking account of the shape of local support for council tax as the detailed design is developed.

    So they have assumed 90% of current CTB, and excluded ctax support from the current system and UC.
    Accurate is not how I would describe the assessment.

    #113627
    Anonymous
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    The 10% funding cut figure is accurate. Oh, until you remember that pensioners (participating voters) are included. Nearer 18% in my area. Then there is the disproportional impact on the the LA’s with deprivation, generally not a concern of government, where the β€œ10%” of a lot means major cuts, but in leafy Tory boroughs is small beer.

    I await the usual Pickles rant about non-coalition councils not being able to budget properly.

    #113637
    Anonymous
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    When thinking about where to apply the 10% cut in CTB it is worth bearing in mind that if the pot coming over to the LA is cash limited then in order to have funds to meet an increase in caseload demand then the actual cut might need to be nearer 15%.There’s a lot about this in other related threads.

    #113739
    Derrick
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    #113747
    dayton609
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    I think we need an impact assessment on all these impact assessments J)

    #113758
    Kay_Tade
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    [quote=dayton609]I think we need an impact assessment on all these impact assessments J)[/quote]

    Well, it’s making an impact, no? 0:)

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