The introduction of Universal Credit is the most significant change to the welfare system in generations. Therefore in line with measures aimed at ensuring claimants receive either more or earlier access to their payments, announced by the Chancellor in the Autumn Budget (2017), the Department for Communities has decided to extend the Northern Ireland roll out to complete in December 2018. The revised rollout schedule is included in this news article.
The introduction of Universal Credit is the most significant change to the welfare system in
generations and I look forward to working with you to ensure that it continues to be
implemented successfully in Northern Ireland in the coming weeks and months.
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