Response to The Poverty Premium in Greater Manchester by GMPA

Citizens Advice Stockport welcomes the report produced by Greater Manchester Poverty Action; The Poverty Premium in Greater Manchester, but say that it isn’t a surprise. Steve Hughes, Chief Executive Officer of Citizens Advice Stockport said: “We welcome the report into the impact the poverty premium in Greater Manchester but are not surprised by the findings. “It … Read more

Universal Credit

Disabled people in Stockport can be more than £300 a month worse off under Universal Credit, Citizens Advice Stockport reveals

Citizens Advice Stockport has said some disabled people in the area could be around £300 a month worse off under Universal Credit compared to the previous system. The new benefit – which rolls 6 legacy benefits such as Jobseeker’s Allowance into one monthly payment – is set to be rolled out in Stockport on 21st … Read more

Universal Credit

Citizens Advice Stockport to receive funding to help people claim Universal Credit

Citizens Advice Stockport will be given funding from the Government to help people through every step of the process to make a Universal Credit claim when it is rolled out. Universal Credit is a new benefit that combines 6 benefits into 1, including Jobseekers Allowance and Working Tax Credits. It is currently being rolled out across … Read more