Universal Credit on YouTube

Short film (less than 2 minutes) from www.gov.uk/universalcredit on Universal Credit:

  • how it helps to make work pay
  • the support claimants get (e.g. free internet access at Jobcentre)
  • what’s expected in return (i.e. conditionality and sanctions)

By contrast with this gov.uk propaganda, here is Mhairi Black MP’s speech on Universal Credit, 6 minutes, 18/10/2017:

The best bit is from 0.20 to 3.40 minutes: explaining what UC is and describing the 42-day delay (longer in 1 in 4 cases) and how the advance payment to tide you over has to be repaid.

Mhairi Black is Scottish National Party MP  for Paisley and Renfrewshire South.  She was speaking in the Opposition Day Debate: Pause and fix of roll-out of universal credit on 18/10/2017. Aged 23, she is Britain’s youngest MP for 350 years.

Universal Credit Calculation

See benefitrights.net/2017/01/15/universal-credit-calculation-youtube-video

Universal Credit full service overview

Here is the latest (June 2017) Universal Credit full service overview. This 13-minute film contains the whole playlist explaining Universal Credit’s online services, which you can view in bite-sized chunks of about a minute each on YouTube Universal Credit In Action channel. Changes and additions will be made over time but the general service will remain the same.


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