2015 Report details for project: Universal Credit Programme

Project name: Universal Credit Programme - there are 7 reports for this project: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
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Organisation: DWP (D10) - see all reports for this organisation
Report year: 2015 (data is from Sept 2014)
Category: Transformation - see all reports for this category
Description: Universal Credit (UC) involves the merger of six separate benefits and tax credits for working age people bringing together in and out of work systems into one system that attempts to make work pay for everyone. When fully rolled out it is expected that over 7 million households will be in receipt. Legislated for in 2012-13 it has now entered implementation phase.
DCA (RAG): Amber/Red
DCA text: The Programme's delivery plan was announced in September 2014. At the same time HM Treasury agreed the Strategic Outline Business Case. It set out an approach which reduced risk across the lifetime of the Programme. These plans were developed and agreed with delivery partners, including Local Authorities and HMRC. The plans included: • Continued expansion of the existing UC service to the whole of the North West by December 2014. • Extension of this Live Service to include families by March 2015. • Introduction of UC to single claimants nationally throughout 2015-16 . • A controlled test of the UC Digital Service commencing on 26 November 2014 in a single postcode area testing UC for all claimant types • Establishing a UC service across Great Britain by 2017 with the caseload continuing to build thereafter.
Start date: 2011-11-17
End date: 2020-04-30
Schedule text: Delivery remains on track against plans announced in September 2014. Additionally the Programme has brought forward testing of initiatives from which the programme can learn including the: • Continued trialling of Universal Support in partnership areas to ensure the right integrated local foundations are in place to support UC expansion. • Extending In work progression trials to help households increase their earnings once they have found work. • Extending the role of UC Work Coaches to engage with households at their work search interview to assess financial capability
Baseline: £323.80m
Forecast: £323.80m
Variance: 0.00%
Variance text: n/a
Whole Life Cost: £15,844.02m
WLCost text: The budgeted whole life costs reflect the Strategic Outline Business Case approved by HM Treasury. This figure excludes the impact of further savings expected to be delivered by the Programme.
Notes1: Universal Credit
Sourcefile: IPA_2015.csv

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