It’s Universal Credit Day – Hip Hip Hooray!

Ipswich Unemployed Action.

Today (16 February 2015) the national roll out of Universal Credit begins.

Jobcentres, from the rural Highlands of Scotland, down through the Vale of York and into London, are moving over to the new benefit.

The church bells are ringing, the street urchins have a smile on their faces, and the unemployed are queuing up to congratulate the local Jobcentre for their hard work.

As part of the accelerated roll out announced by the Secretary of State, Iain Duncan Smith in September, over 150 Jobcentres will come on board in the next 2 months. It will then be available in all Jobcentres by this time next year.

Sad faces have been seen at those not yet ‘on-line’ with Universal Credit!

And on the eve of this national roll out, new research shows that Universal Credit is getting people into work more quickly and so helping them to earn more.


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