This morning, our Director, Phil Agulnik, give evidence to the Work and Pensions Committee about the natural migration of Universal Credit and ways the government can minimise detriment to those being moved to it.
In an article for the Institute of Revenues Rating and Valuation's Benefits Advisory Service magazine, our Director Phil Agulnik says "Banded CTR schemes can help reduce administration costs but consider the alternatives too."
Couples of different ages, where one reaches state pension age, will see changes from May 2019. Benefits will be based on the age of the youngest partner, not oldest, costing couples £000s if they don't claim Pension Credit in time.
A year ago we crunched the numbers on the amounts of people who are entitled to claim means tested benefits but don’t. A year later new stats show us little has changed and billions of £££ remain unclaimed.
Our Director, Dr Phil Agulnik, looks at the case for transitional protection, the system that helps protect losers under Universal Credit. Because households can't lose if DWP move them onto UC, does that mean parliament should pass the managed migration regulations rather than delay the roll out?