May 2014 – Universal Credit Expands Again
The government has announced a further roll out of universal credit.
It is in discussions with 12 further local authorities in the North West to be 'at the forefront of the next stage of expansion' from June 2014.
The 12 local authorities are: Salford City Council; Wirral Borough Council; Preston City Council; St Helens Borough Council; Cheshire East Council; Cheshire West and Chester Council; Trafford Borough Council; Bolton Borough Council; Bury Borough Council; South Ribble Borough Council; Sefton Borough Council; and Knowsley Borough Council.
They join the 10 areas already undertaking Universal Credit assessments. Just to refresh your memory, they are Warrington, Oldham, Wigan, Rugby, Harrogate, Shotton, Inverness, Bath, Hammersmith and parts of Manchester.