Amber Rudd and Neil Couling have told the Work and Pensions Committee that the DWP will pay compensation to claimants who have been misadvised, by the DWP, to claim universal credit and have lost out as a result.
Giving evidence to the Work and Pensions Committee, Amber Rudd and Neil Couling were questioned about the evidence that Jobcentres were misadvising claimants to move on to universal credit. This was as a direct result of evidence provided by NAWRA in our written response and in our oral evidence.
You can watch the evidence being put to Ms Rudd and Mr Couling, and their responses, here.
In early February, we wrote to the new Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Amber Rudd. As we have not received a reply, we have written to her again.
Our original letter welcomed her to the post, summarised our main concerns about Universal Credit and made an offer to meet with her for further discussion.
We are so proud, and this is for each and every one of our fantastic members.
Salford City Mayor welcomes ‘national heroes’
All NAWRA members are welcome to attend our next meeting.
Date: Friday 1 March 2019
Time: 10am-4pm (registration from 9.30am)
Location: Salford Civic Centre, Chorley Road, Swinton, Salford, M27 5DA
Download the agenda
Our keynote speaker will be Lisa Scullion, Professor of Social Policy at the University of Salford. We will also be hearing from Salford City Mayor Paul Dennett and Catherine Connors of Salford City Council.
There will be participatory group workshops on right to reside and UC, mental health and UC, human rights and UC, and practical tips for welfare rights advisers giving debt advice.
Thanks to Salford City Council for hosting us.
NAWRA has submitted evidence to the Work and Pensions Committee inquiry into ‘natural migration‘
Thanks to all the NAWRA members who sent case studies about the people who lose out when they transfer to universal credit and to Daphne Hall for drafting our response.
Read our submission.