UC managed migration

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Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

Background: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/the-u...

Please provide:
1) evaluation strategy for the managed migration pilot;
2) evaluation of the managed migration pilot; and
3) equality impact assessments for managed migration which have been updated to take into account the experience gained from the managed migration pilot

Yours faithfully,

Owen Stevens

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Dear Owen Stevens,

I am writing in response to your request for information, received 7th
April.

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 'UC managed migration'.

These documents do not relate to policy development. Government policy on managed migration appears to have now been finalised. The draft UC (Transitional Provisions) Amendment Regs 2022 have now been published and the government does not intend to make any further changes to the legislation which provides for managed migration.

In any event, an important factor in favour of releasing the information is that DWP originally envisioned publishing these documents following the managed migration pilot and ahead of any wider rollout of managed migration.

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

Yours faithfully,

Owen Stevens

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Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

Please provide an update on this internal review request.

Yours faithfully,

Owen Stevens

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Dear Owen Stevens,

I am writing in response to your request for information, received 22nd
April.

Yours sincerely,

DWP Central FoI Team

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Complaint made to ICO

Owen Stevens left an annotation ()

ICO ref: IC-173522-Y2M4

Cases are taking 9 months to be allocated to a case officer.

Owen Stevens left an annotation ()

Case has been expedited by ICO. The case is expected to be allocated to a case officer by the end of next month.

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Dear Owen Stevens,

I am writing in response to your request for information, received 22nd
April.

Yours sincerely,

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J Roberts left an annotation ()

UIN HL4258 (answered 21/12/22)

Baroness Lister

'To ask His Majesty's Government whether they intend to publish the report on the discovery phase of the managed migration of Universal Credit; and if so, when they intend to do so.'

Baroness Steadman-Scott

'We intend to publish our learnings and observations from the initial Discovery tests in due course.'

https://questions-statements.parliament....

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Completing the move to Universal Credit: Learning from the Discovery Phase

Published 10 January 2023

https://www.gov.uk/government/publicatio...

'Next Steps

The Government remains committed to completing the Move to UC. By the end of 2024/25 we will have completed the moves of all legacy cases with tax credits (including those on both ESA and tax credits), all cases on Income Support (IS) and Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) and all Housing Benefit (HB) only cases.

That will allow HMRC to close down the tax credit system for those of working age and DWP to close down IS and JSA – generating savings for taxpayers. As part of that plan, in 2023/24 we plan to move cases that are solely in receipt of working tax credit and/or child tax credit, with the remaining tax credit cases (which also receive DWP benefits) and IS, HB and JSA in 2024/25. In the early part of 2023/24, we will be testing our ability to scale the approach that has been developed during Discovery and we will continue to learn and refine the process to ensure as many claimants as possible safely transition to UC.

Some 800,000 ESA cases will remain after 24/25, with the managed migration of these cases being delayed until 2028/29 as outlined in the recent Autumn Statement. The number of cases remaining is expected to fall to around 600,000 by 2028, taking into account natural migration resulting from changes of circumstances and claims coming to an end.'

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Statement by Viscount Younger of Leckie

UIN HLWS664

'We are now preparing to increase the numbers of Migration Notices issued and will expand into additional areas, bringing in the whole of Great Britain during 2023/24. Social security is a transferred matter in Northern Ireland.

Through 2023/24, our focus will be on notifying households that receive tax credits only, increasing volumes incrementally each month. As we move into 2024/25, all cases with tax credits (including those on both Employment Support Allowance and tax credits), all cases on Income Support and Jobseeker’s Allowance (Income Based) and all Housing Benefit cases (including combinations of these benefits) will be required to move to Universal Credit.

At the point of moving over to Universal Credit (for those claimants moving through the managed migration process), legacy benefit claimants will be assessed for transitional protection and paid where appropriate. The aim of this temporary payment is to maintain benefit entitlement at the point of transition so that claimants will have time to adjust to the new benefit system.'

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The Canary's analysis of the managed migration figures from July '22 to March '23:

https://www.thecanary.co/uk/2023/08/21/u...

Owen Stevens left an annotation ()

I withdrew my ICO complaint in February 2023, apologies for not updating earlier