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Does PIP affect Universal Credit?

No. PIP is not considered as income when calculating Universal Credit entitlement, but the amount of PIP you receive can impact other benefits...

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2023 Child Tax Credit Increase In Response To Cost Of Living Crisis

Child Tax Credit will increase in 2023 by 10.1% to help tackle the cost of living crisis. See the table below for more...

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2023 Working Tax Credit Increase In Response To Cost Of Living Crisis

Working Tax Credit will increase in 2023 by 10.1% to help tackle the cost of living crisis. See the table below for more...

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Free Training Courses Available With Skills Bootcamps Funded By The Government

Skills Bootcamps are a Government initiative funded by the Department of Education to provide free, flexible courses with a duration of up to...

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New 2022 To 2023 Universal Credit Payment Rates & Benefit Increases

The new payments rates for Universal Credit and other benefits for 2022 to 2023 will come into effect from 11th April 2022. The...

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DWP To Start Universal Credit Migration Of 1,700,000 People Within Weeks

The DWP will resume the managed migration of claimants of legacy benefits onto Universal Credit within weeks. The process will start with a...

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Warning For Universal Credit Claimants Using Facebook, Instagram & Twitter

Do you claim Universal Credit or any other benefits? If you have a Facebook, Twitter or Instagram account you may be affected. It...

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How become a teaching assistant

Teaching assistants support teachers and help children with learning activities and social development. Teaching assistant jobs are sometimes advertised as Classroom Assistant jobs...

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PIP Christmas Payments 2020 – Personal Independence Payments Over Xmas

The dates for PIP payments over Christmas 2020 have been confirmed. For people who are new to claiming PIP (Personal Independence Payment), it...

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Universal Credit Christmas Payments 2020

Are you concerned when you’ll receive your Universal Credit payment over Christmas? The DWP have published payment dates for Christmas 2020 between 24th...

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Jobcentre Plus Offices To Reopen From Wednesday 1st July

Jobcentres will begin to reopen this week for face-to-face Universal Credit appointments and assessments. Jobcentre appointments were paused for 3 months due to...

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Universal Credit, Coronavirus & Claiming Benefits

For the latest information go to: https://www.understandinguniversalcredit.gov.uk/coronavirus/ Update: 18th March 2020 If you’re in work and not claiming benefits If you cannot work...

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Jobcentre Response To Coronavirus / COVID 19

The DWP issued the following statement on 13 March 2020 detailing the initial response to Coronavirus / Covid19. A range of extra support...

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Universal Credit Scam On Facebook

Beware of the latest Universal Credit scam being promoted on Facebook. Scammers are posting the following message on Facebook. If you see similar...

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Free Maths & English Courses For Adults – Do You Need To Retake GCSE Maths & English

Table of Contents Did you know that if you’re over 16 and you’ve left school, you’re entitled to free maths and English courses?...

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Universal Credit Two-Child Cap On Benefit Scrapped By Government

About 15,000 families with more than two children will no longer have their benefits capped after the government had to perform another U-turn...

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Jobcentre Christmas Opening Times 2018 – Xmas & New Year Job Centre Opening Times

The Jobcentre Christmas opening times for 2018 in England, Wales and Scotland have been announced. The Jobcentre Plus opening times Christmas and New...

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Find A Job Replacing Universal Jobmatch

Find out how to use the “Find a Job” service with our free guide. Universal Jobmatch, one of the UK’s largest recruitment platforms...

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Universal Credit Helpline Christmas Opening Times

The Universal Credit helpline will be shut over Christmas and the New Year except for 28th December and 29th December. All the other...

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Universal Credit Christmas Payment Dates – Tax Credits, Pension Benefit & Child Benefit Christmas Payments

Universal Credit Christmas payment dates for Tax Credits, Pension Benefit and Child Benefit have been announced. Find out the new Christmas payment dates...

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Universal Credit Call Charges Abolished After Widespread Criticism

People who call the Universal Credit helpline will no longer be charged for the calls, the Government has announced. Universal Credit helpline calls...

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Is Your Jobcentre Plus Closing? Find Out Your Replacement Jobcentre Office

Five Jobcentre Plus offices closed in August 2017, ten closed in September 2017 and another 87 Jobcentre plus offices are schedule to close...

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87 Jobcentre Plus Offices To Close – Government Announce Jobcentre Closure Dates

The closure dates for 87 Jobcentre Plus offices has been announced. The timetable starts with closures on the Friday 6th October 2017 and...

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How To Use Universal Jobmatch To Search For Jobs

Universal Jobmatch has a number of features to make it easier to search for jobs. Use the Univeral Jobmatch tips below to find...

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Newcastle Jobcentre Plus Hostages Released By Man Armed With Knife

Sfaff held hostage at the Newcastle East Jobcentre Plus have been released by a man armed with a knife. The knifeman entered the...

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Jobcentre Plus Job Loss Risk As Government Plans To Close 1 in 10 JCP Offices

Jobcentre Plus jobs are at risk after news that the government plans to close more than 10% of Jobcentre Plus offices. The cuts...

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