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Please note that output from the calculator should be treated as an estimate. The welfare reform bill has yet to pass and many aspects of Universal Credit will be determined in regulations. The free version of the calculator is a ‘ready-reckoner’ providing an accurate estimate of entitlement.
Organisations that would like access to the premium version of the Universal Credit calculator should contact me.
- Quick and accurate: Universal Credit calculations using a minimum number of screens.
- Future-proof: updated according the latest welfare regulations, including Universal Credit at no extra cost to you.
- Results are saved: for management information and analytics purposes.
- Advisors are able to say with confidence that the claimant will be better off in work.
The calculator has been developed over months of direct user testing with claimants and advisors and uses the latest online technology. If you are an organisation wanting to learn more about Universal Credit, please feel free to contact us to enquire about advisory services. I can work with your current software provider to help them integrate Universal Credit quickly and easily into their software.
The calculator has been used commercially to assess the impact of welfare reform on groups of claimants and is free for personal use. Organisations that wish to use the tool commercially, that want to reference its output or that have a licensing enquiry should contact me.