Universal Credit is the most important reform to the welfare system since the war. The challenge of implementing change on this scale makes it easy to forget that the principles of Universal Credit: a simpler benefit system that allows people … Continued
The introduction of Universal Credit means that the current system for administering school meals will have to change. Extending entitlement to Free School Meals under Universal Credit will be essential to making work pay. The following briefing note was produced … Continued
The Social Security Advisory Committee (SSAC) were asked by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to provide guiding principles for the department on how Passported Benefits (Free School Meals, Healthcare, Justice and Energy) could work with Universal Credit. Policy … Continued
Losing Free School Meals can cost an awful lot more than just their monetary value. This table I produced for the Social Security Advisory Committee and the Department for Education shows that a family with three children losing free school meals worth £1,130 will need an increase in gross income of up to £4,700 to compensate.