Universal Credit regulations briefing

Read our briefing on the final Universal Credit regulations.

12 December 2012

12 December 2012

The Government published the full set of Universal Credit regulations on 10 December. These are draft regulations and will be debated by parliament in January/February 2013, though they are unlikely to change.

These regulations set out how universal credit will be paid and how housing cost will be calculated. A key change from the previous draft is on eligible service charges: the Federation worked with the DWP so that the regulations better reflect costs covered by Housing Benefit.

We expect a DWP consultation on the guidance covering service charges to be issued before the end of the year.