Move to Universal Credit update

You may have seen the Written Statement from Minister for Employment setting out our plans from April 2024.

The statement provides more detail of the legacy benefit combinations that we will move from April when we start with Income Support households (who may also be receiving Housing Benefit and/or Child Tax Credit) and households claiming Tax Credits with Housing Benefit. Employment and Support Allowance only and Employment and Support Allowance with Housing Benefit remain deferred until 2028.

This activity follows the small-scale discovery activity that began in September 2023 to support the migration of households from April and the learning from this discovery work is being used to inform and improve our approach. As before, we will only increase the scale of migration for these households when we are assured it is safe to do so.

We continue with the expansion for Move to Universal Credit Tax Credit migration, this has continued to progress well and remains on track to fulfil our aim to notify over 500,000 tax credit only households of the need to claim Universal Credit by the end of the 23/24 financial year. 

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