A consultation on the draft regulations to implement the two priority Universal Credit (UC) flexibilities: managed payments of rent to landlords; and more frequent payments of UC.
Note: This consultation will last 8 weeks. As this is principally a technical consultation on the draft regulations and the policy has previously been extensively discussed with individuals and organisations the 8 week consultation period should be sufficient to gather required feedback.
Note: Pages 5 and 7 of the document were amended on 30 January 2017. Reference to specific dates in 2017 were removed from the regulations.
Why We Are Consulting
The purpose of this consultation is to ask if the Universal Credit (Claims and Payments) (Scotland) Regulations 2016 are fit for purpose, and whether there are any unintended consequences, in relation to the flexibilities that the Scottish Government is proposing to introduce.
What Happens Next
We intend to analyse the results of the consultation, produce a report on our findings and consider what impact these might have on the regulations.