Cost to the authority of Universal Credit

Clackmannanshire Council Nid oedd gan y wybodaeth y gofynnwyd amdani.

To whom it may concern,

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.

Yours faithfully,

Claire Wilde

Pearl McMenemy, Clackmannanshire Council

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To:
Ms. Claire Wilde Contact: Pearl McMenemy
Tel. No: 01259 450000
Ref: HOU03A459D
Date: 18/03/2019

Dear Ms. Wilde

Freedom of Information : HOU03A459D

I acknowledge receipt of your request for information which was received
on 18/03/2019 about Cost to the authority of Universal Credit.   It will
be forwarded to the appropriate Council Service for action and you should
receive a response, or a request for clarification by 15/04/2019. If there
is a need to clarify anything relating to your request, colleagues will
contact you.  

If you have any queries about this letter, please contact me.  

Yours sincerely

Pearl McMenemy

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Pearl McMenemy, Clackmannanshire Council

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To:
Ms. Claire Wilde Contact: Frances Malloy
  Tel. No: 01259 450000
Ref: HOU03A459D
Date: 15/04/2019

Dear Ms. Wilde

Freedom of Information Enquiry: HOU03A459D

Thank you for your information request dated 18/03/2019.

I am happy to supply you with the information you requested.

a.   We have not carried out any research into this

b.  Crisis applications provided by the Scottish Welfare Fund administered
by the Council are done in accordance with the Scottish Government
regulations.   So although claimants might be on UC, this is not the
recorded reason for award

c. We have not provided any council financial support.  Any support
provided has been via ring-fenced grants by say the DWP

d.  We have not carried out any research into this

 

Yours sincerely

Frances Malloy

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