Catching Up with Universal Credit

Expired Catching Up with Universal Credit

Date & Time of Course

  •  4 July, 2023
     10:00 am - 1:00 pm


We have a new Secretary of State (Mel Stride, from 25.10.22!), a return to the Managed Migration programme, increasing levels of sanctions and extra conditionality on people who are working.

We also have uncertainty over Cost-of-Living help, and how much benefits will increase next year.

With over 6m people now on Universal Credit there are changes and challenges ahead in the world of Universal Credit.

We will look at these issues, and many other changes affecting your clients, on this half day catch-up, delivered by Zoom.

Our aim is to bring you comprehensive information which will bring you up to speed with all the essentials in these unique times.

In particular, we will look at:
  • Helping your clients cope with the return of full claimant commitments, face to face assessments and the imposition of greater conditionality.
  • All the new Cost of Living resources, and how to find out the latest information.
  • The programme for moving legacy benefit claimants onto Universal Credit
  • Supporting people who could or must move to UC – timing, preparation, working out if people would be better off
  • The impact of work on Universal Credit
  • New benefit rates from April
  • Improving safeguarding at the DWP
  • From ‘light touch’ to ‘intensive work search’ – how the new Administrative Earnings Threshold will affect your clients and increase the likelihood of sanctions

Who should attend?

This course is suitable for anyone reasonably familiar with UC who needs to be confident that their knowledge is up to date.

It will not be suitable for people who are brand new to Universal Credit, or people who do specialist benefits casework.



The trainer’s knowledge, energy and ability to manage the space was extremely well done.  Sharing tools to empower our clients and highlighting important language and regulations.  Also the case studies were brilliant as it brought it to life and was really memorable.


This course will be delivered over a half day session on 4 July 2023. This online course will not be recorded.


This course is also available in-house, and prices start from £439 for up to 14 people.  This can be a cost-effective way of training staff and can be tailored to best meet the needs of your organisation.

For more information see In-house Training 

Please contact the Learning & Development Team for further assistance at [email protected] or telephone  01273 645420

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