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

Newly dedicated drop-in opens to support residents with Universal Credit issues

Citizens Advice Stockport is launching a dedicated Universal Credit drop-in service in response to the rollout of UC full service on 21st November. The new Universal Credit service, starting on 22nd November, will operate from the charities main office, Fred Perry House, on Thursdays, replacing the normal drop-in service.  This change will be reviewed in … Read more

Universal Credit

Citizens Advice says concerns remain despite government’s budget boost for Universal Credit

Citizens Advice Stockport has responded to the government’s announcement of a boost in funding for Universal Credit in this year’s Budget. Steve Hughes, Chief Executive of Citizens Advice Stockport appeared on ITV Granada Reports this evening to talk about the impact of Universal Credit, especially highlighting the 5 week waiting period. Steve Hughes, Chief Executive … Read more