Cost to the authority of Universal Credit

Claire Wilde made this Freedom of Information request to Wrexham County 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

foi, Wrexham County Borough Council

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Dear Ms Wilde

 

Request for information

Freedom of Information Act 2000

 

Thank you for your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
(FOIA) dated 15/03/2019 which was received by Wrexham County Borough
Council on 18/03/2019.  Under the FOIA, we have 20 working days to comply
with your request and you should expect a full response by 12/04/2019.

 

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Corporate Information Team / TÎm Gwybodaeth Corfforedig

Corporate and Customer Services Department / Adran Gwasanaethau
Corfforaethol a Chwsmeriaid

Wrexham County Borough Council / Cyngor Bwrdeistref Sirol Wrecsam

 

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Dear Ms Wilde

 

Freedom of Information Act 2000

 

Further to your request for information under the Freedom of Information
Act, please find attached the response from Wrexham County Borough
Council.

 

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Yours sincerely

TÎm Gwybodaeth Corfforedig /Corporate Information Team

Llywodraethu a Chwsmeriaid / Governance & Customer

Cyngor Bwrdeistref Sirol Wrecsam /Wrexham County Borough Council

 

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Many thanks for this detailed response.

Can I please clarify in the answer to Qa) that this is a cost your authority has had to bear and not one that is reimbursed somehow by either the Welsh Govt or UK Govt?

It seems an extraordinary amount for a local authority to have to bear over the years.

Kind regards,
Claire Wilde

foi, Wrexham County Borough Council

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Dear Ms Wilde

 

Freedom of Information

 

Further to your email of 8^th May I have sent your request for
clarification to the relevant department.  I will be in contact once  I
have received an response to your query.

 

Kind regards

 

TÎm Gwybodaeth Corfforedig / Corporate Information Team

Llywodraethu a Chwsmeriaid / Governance & Customer

Cyngor Bwrdeistref Sirol Wrecsam / Wrexham County Borough Council

 

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Dear Miss Wilde

 

Freedom of Information

 

Further to your query made  9^th May 2019 regarding FOI 9283 please find
attached revised response.  Please do not hesitate to contact our team if
you have any further queries.

 

Kind Regards

 

TÎm Gwybodaeth Corfforedig / Corporate Information Team

Llywodraethu a Chwsmeriaid / Governance & Customer

Cyngor Bwrdeistref Sirol Wrecsam / Wrexham County Borough Council

 

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Original Message-----
From: Claire Wilde [mailto:[FOI #561536 email]]
Sent: 08 May 2019 12:07
To: foi <[Wrexham Council request email]>
Subject: Re: FOI 9283 - Final Response

 

Many thanks for this detailed response.

 

Can I please clarify  in the answer to Qa) that this is a cost your
authority has had to bear and not one that is reimbursed somehow by either
the Welsh Govt or UK Govt?

 

It seems an extraordinary amount for a local authority to have to bear
over the years.

 

Kind regards,

Claire Wilde

 

 

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