Universal Credit



Living Rent begins campaign against Universal Credit evictions

Tenants’ union Living Rent has called on housing associations in Glasgow to commit to no evictions stemming from debts caused by Universal Credit.

Published 6 November 2019

‘Myth-busting’ Universal Credit adverts banned for misleading public

A series of UK Government advertisements aiming to dispel myths about Universal Credit have been banned by a regulator for misleading the public.

Published 6 November 2019

CIH Scotland: Universal Credit could improve benefit take up

Universal Credit could potentially improve the take up of help with housing costs for working age claimants, according to CIH Scotland.

Published 22 October 2019

Number of Scots receiving Universal Credit support reaches 221,000

Almost 222,000 people in Scotland are now receiving personalised Universal Credit support, new figures show.

Published 21 October 2019

Glasgow's Universal Credit support hubs bring in £15m in financial gains

Glasgow City Council's Universal Credit support hubs have brought in more than £15.2 million in financial gains for people living in the city.

Published 15 October 2019

Glasgow City Council helps homeless people claim over £500,000 in benefits

Homeless people have been helped by Glasgow City Council to apply for more than £500,000 in benefits.

Published 3 October 2019

Corbyn announces Labour would scrap Universal Credit

Jeremy Corbyn has pledged that a future Labour government would scrap Universal Credit, calling the flagship Conservatives welfare reform “inhumane” and an “unmitigated disaster”.

Published 30 September 2019

North Lanarkshire Council to set up fund to help Universal Credit applicants

North Lanarkshire Council has said it will establish a fund to help tenants who find themselves in financial difficulty as a result of the five-week waiting time for Universal Credit payments.

Published 20 September 2019

Citizens Advice Scotland calls for end to five-week wait for Universal Credit

Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has today called upon the British Government to end the current five-week wait for Universal Credit.

Published 19 September 2019

England: Direct payment to landlords proves effective in lowering rent arrears

Direct payment of Universal Credit to landlords contributed the most to reductions in rent arrears, according to a new report commissioned by Southwark Council.

Published 18 September 2019

North Lanarkshire makes Universal Credit commitment to help tackle arrears

North Lanarkshire Council is to establish a fund to help tenants who find themselves falling into arrears due to a built-in-waiting time for Universal Credit payments to be processed and paid.

Published 12 September 2019

Five week wait for Universal Credit ‘leads people to debt, foodbanks, stress and ill health’

Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has called for action to reduce the ‘five week wait’ that claimants of Universal Credit (UC) face before receiving their first payment.

Published 3 September 2019

Perth landlords urged to attend DWP event

Landlords in Perth are being encouraged to attend an event to learn more about Universal Credit.

Published 26 August 2019

Universal Credit ‘forcing tenants into rent arrears’

Universal Credit is causing tenants to fall behind with their rent, according to new research.

Published 23 August 2019

Dundee landlords urged to attend free DWP event about Universal Credit

The Scottish Association of Landlords (SAL) has urged Dundee landlords to attend a Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) event to learn more about Universal Credit.

Published 22 August 2019