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Universal Credit full service roll out

Universal Credit full service roll out

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Universal Credit full service trial areas

During 2015 and 2016 the Universal Credit full service was trialled in Croydon, Hounslow, Musselburgh, Southwark and Sutton, in the following postcode areas: 

  • CR0 0, CR0 1, CR0 2, CR0 3, CR0 4, CR0 5, CR0 6, CR0 7, CR0 8, CR0 9, CR2, CR3 0, CR3 5, CR5, CR6, CR7, CR8
  • EH21, EH31, EH32, EH33, EH34, EH35, EH36, EH39, EH40, EH41, EH42
  • NR13 3, NR29, NR30, NR31
  • SE1 0, SE1 1, SE1 2, SE1 3, SE1 4, SE1 5, SE1 6, SE1 7, SE1 8, SE1 9
  • SE16 2, SE16 4, SE16 5, SE16 6, SE16 7
  • SE25 4, SE25 5, SE25 6
  • SM1, SM2 5, SM2 6, SM2 7, SM3 8, SM3 9, SM4, SM5 1, SM5 2, SM5 3, SM5 4, SM5 9, SM6 0, SM6 6, SM6 7, SM6 8, SM6 9, SM7 3
  • TW3 1, TW3 2, TW3 3, TW3 4, TW4, TW5, TW7, TW8, TW13, TW14 0, TW14 8, TW14 9

Universal Credit full service roll out schedule (May 2016 - March 2017)

May 2016

  • Bath JCP
  • Newcastle Cathedral Square JCP
  • Rugby JCP
  • Bridgwater JCP
  • Lowestoft JCP

June 2016

  • Harrogate JCP
  • Richmond JCP
  • Inverness JCP
  • Hammersmith JCP
  • Ryedale JCP

July 2016

  • Runcorn JCP
  • Widnes JCP
  • Lancaster JCP
  • Morecombe JCP
  • Frome JCP
  • Wells JCP

October 2016

  • Skipton JCP
  • Northallerton JCP
  • Kennington Park JCP
  • Peckham JCP
  • Taunton JCP
  • Minehead JCP

November 2016

  • Workington JCP
  • Whitehaven JCP
  • Daventry JCP
  • Market Harborough JCP
  • Melton Mowbray JCP
  • Port Glasgow JCP
  • Greenoch JCP
  • Kirkintilloch JCP

December 2016

  • Hartlepool JCP
  • Hastings JCP
  • Fulham JCP
  • Shepherds Bush JCP
  • Stratford-upon-Avon JCP
  • Swindon JCP

February 2017

  • Corby JCP
  • Southampton JCP
  • Newcastle East JCP
  • Warrington JCP
  • Poplar JCP

March 2017

  • Hinckley JCP
  • Dalkeith JCP
  • Penicuik JCP
  • Newcastle West JCP
  • City Tower JCP

From the start of 2017 the expectation was that progress would be substantially faster – but this has since been revised to the following:

  • 5 jobcentres a month up to June 2017
  • 30 jobcentres a month from July 2017
  • 55 jobcentres a month between October and December 2017
  • 65 jobcentres a month from February 2018
  • the final 57 jobcentres in September 2018

Existing benefit claims that are not transferred during this period due to a change of circumstances will be migrated between July 2019 and March 2022.

Universal Credit roll out in Northern Ireland

In Northern Ireland the Universal Credit roll out will begin in September 2017 and be completed by September 2018.

  • 25 September 2017 - Limavady
  • 13 November 2017 - Ballymoney
  • 11 December 2017 - Magherafelt and Coleraine
  • 15 January 2018 - Strabane and Lisnagelvin
  • 5 February 2018 - Foyle and Armagh
  • 19 February 2018 - Omagh and Enniskillen
  • 5 March 2018 - Dungannon and Portadown
  • 16 April 2018 - Banbridge and Lurgan
  • 30 April 2018 - Kilkeel, Downpatrick and Newry
  • 14 May 2018 - Bangor, N'ards and Holywood Road
  • 28 May 2018 - Knockbreda, N'abbey and Shankill
  • 11 June 2018 - Corp St, Falls and A'town
  • 25 June 2018 - Shaftesbury Sq, Lisburn and Larne
  • 2 July 2018 - Carrick, Antrim and Ballymena
  • July to September 2018 - Cookstown, B'hinch and Newcastle
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