Remaining legacy claimants - managed migration readiness and scaling assessments

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Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

On 04/12/23 Neil Couling wrote to Local Authority Chief Executives. His letter included the following information:

"In my last note to you in July, I mentioned that from September we are planning to continue our small-scale Discovery work with other legacy benefit combinations to support our preparations for moving these households at scale in 2024/25."
"I’m pleased to say that my Programme Board Colleagues have now approved our migration plans for 2024/25. We will therefore be notifying the remaining applicable households of the need to move to UC during this period, which includes residual tax credits cases (including those on both Employment Support Allowance and tax credits and Housing Benefit ), all cases on Income Support and Jobseeker’s Allowance (Income Based) and those combined with Housing Benefit and Housing Benefit only cases.(except those Housing Benefit only customers living in Supported or Temporary Accommodation)."
https://www.rightsnet.org.uk/pdfs/041223...

This request refers to the claimant groups planned for migration in 2024/25 as 'remaining legacy claimant groups'. The request refers to moving on from discovery to the 2024/25 plans as 'scaling'.

(1) Please release the criteria against which readiness to scale up the managed migration of the remaining legacy claimant groups is being assessed.
(2) Please provide the assessment of readiness against those criteria.

Yours faithfully,

Owen Stevens

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Dear Owen Stevens,

I am writing in response to your request for information, received 5th
February.

Yours sincerely,

DWP Central FoI Team

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 'Remaining legacy claimants - managed migration readiness and scaling assessments'.

It is in the public interest to publish the requested information. Among others, SSAC has called for the contemporaneous publication of these assessments.

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

Yours faithfully,

Owen Stevens

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Dear Owen Stevens,

I am writing in response to your request for information, received 4th
March.

Yours sincerely,

DWP Central FoI Team

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Monday 11 March 2024

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