Cost to the authority of Universal Credit

Claire Wilde made this Freedom of Information request to Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council as part of a batch sent to 426 authorities

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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 Claire Wilde,

 

Further to your recent request made under the Freedom of Information Act
2000, please find below the information requested

 

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); We do not
hold this information.

b) The total monetary value of any crisis loans funded by yourselves and
given to Universal Credit claimants since January 1 2013; We do not
administer crisis loans.

c) The total funding given by yourselves to third-sector organisations for
the purpose of supporting Universal Credit claimants since January 1 2013;
We have not provided any funding to 3^rd sector organisations for the
purpose of supporting Universal Credit claimants.
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 We do not hold
this information.

 

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From: Claire Wilde [mailto:[FOI #561133 email]]
Sent: 15 March 2019 17:16
To: Freedom of Information <[Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council request email]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - 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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