Determination signed by Secretary of State under regulation 4 of Universal Credit (Transitional Provisions) Regulations 2014 on 11/12/2017

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Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

1. We understand that no new claims to universal credit live service will be taken from 1 January 2018 as explained in HB Circular U4/2017 ( https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/sy... ).

2. We understand from correspondence with DWP officials that the manner of achieving this end has been for the Secretary of State to issue a "determination" under regulation 4 of the Universal Credit (Transitional Provsisions) Regulations 2014 (SI No. 1230) which specifies which categories of cases in which areas cannot make UC claims.

3. Our understanding is that this determination was made by the Minister of Employment on behalf of the SSWP on 11/12/2017.

4. I would be grateful if you could release under the Freedom of Information Act, a copy of the determination that achieves the policy set out in our paragraph 1 above.

It is our view that the precise terms of such a determination should self evidently be placed in the public domain as they affect the rights of citizens to claim particular means tested benefits and have implications for the advice that should be given to potential claimants by welfare rights advisers and others assisting them.

Many thanks for your attention to this matter.

Yours faithfully,

Martin Williams

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Dear DWP Strategy Freedom of Information,
Many thanks for your reply.
1. The footnotes to paragraph 3 of the determination refer to an earlier determination affecting a limited number of postcodes which was signed on 26/09/2017.
2. Please provide a copy of the determination signed on that date.

Yours sincerely,

Martin Williams

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Martin Williams

Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Department for Work and Pensions's handling of my FOI request 'Determination signed by Secretary of State under regulation 4 of Universal Credit (Transitional Provisions) Regulations 2014 on 11/12/2017'.

1. Following the first disclosure (which was great- thanks), I noted there was a further determination mentioned in that. I then requested a copy of this.

2. I was told to expect a reply by 12/03/2018.

3. The reply has not materialised.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/d...

I would be grateful if this could be dealt with as soon as possible.

Yours faithfully,

Martin Williams

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DWP Strategy Freedom of Information, Department for Work and Pensions

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request.

You can expect a reply by 03 May 2018 unless I need to come back to you to clarify your request or the balance of the public interest test needs to be considered.

If you have any queries about this letter please contact me quoting the reference number above.

Yours sincerely

DWP Strategy FoI Team

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