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LGA responds to Universal Credit delay

"The Government needs to use this delay to work closely with the LGA, councils and stakeholders so that we can provide the best for vulnerable claimants and ensure no-one loses out on transitional protection. "

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LGA responds to NAO report on Universal Credit

"The Government needs to restore funding to councils for local welfare assistance schemes so they can provide the local safety net to help those struggling to cope with welfare reforms, including the roll out of Universal Credit."

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LGA responds to JRF report on destitution

"This reports highlights some of the significant pressures being faced by low-income households up and down the country."

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Budget 2017: LGA responds to Universal Credit announcement

"The measures announced today should allow councils to ensure that fewer claimants get into financial difficulty at the start of their claim."