Cost to the authority of Universal Credit

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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

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Dear Ms Wilde,

 

Freedom Of Information Act 2000

Reference – 8521928

 

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Devon County Council is not responsible for Universal Credit and therefore
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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

 

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