FOI request (FOIR-109829300)
Cost to the authority of Universal Credit
Requested Mon 18 March 2019
Responded Tue 26 March 2019
Please can I request under the Freedom of Information Act:
a) Any estimate of the total monetary cost to your authority of the introduction of Universal Credit since its inception in 2013 (ideally broken down by municipal year and including 2018/19 to date);
b) The total monetary value of any crisis loans funded by yourselves and given to Universal Credit claimants since January 1 2013;
c) The total funding given by yourselves to third-sector organisations for the purpose of supporting Universal Credit claimants since January 1 2013;
d) The cost to yourselves of offering support or advice to Universal Credit claimants who are in financial difficulty or struggling with the process of claiming Universal Credit since January 1 2013;
If the following request cannot be met within cost limits, please provide advice on how I may refine my request.
a) No monetary cost to the authority.
b) We do not hold this information as we do not fund any crisis loans
c) £40,780 - 2017/18 - this funding is covered by a Department for Work and Pensions grant. £34,132 - 2018/19 to date - grant funding will be finalised in May 2019.
d) We do not hold this information as we do not offer support or advice
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