THE GRANGE, NUTHOLT LANE,
ELY, CAMBRIDGESHIRE CB7 4EE
Telephone: Ely (01353) 665555
DX41001 ELY Fax: (01353) 665240
Further to your information request FOI/EIR 18/19-544 please find your question and our response below.
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;
a) East Cambridgeshire District Council can confirm that it has not incurred any monetary cost as a result
of the introduction of Universal Credit.
b) East Cambridgeshire Council is not responsible for issuing crisis loans.
c) East Cambridgeshire District Council has not given any funding to third-sector organisations for the
purpose of supporting Universal Credit claimants.
d) East Cambridgeshire District Council has not incurred costs relating to offering support or advice to
Universal Credit claimants.
You may wish to re-direct your request to Cambridge County Council.
This concludes your request FOI/EIR 18/19-544
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