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    Managed Migration delayed again. Surprise, surprise.

    The Full Roll out of Universal Credit - another way of saying the completion of Managed Migration - is now not expected to be completed until September 2024.
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-51318730

    They can keep dreaming, it's going to take longer than that.

    Neil Couling, the senior civil servant in charge of the rollout for the past five years, is filmed telling a Whitehall meeting: "We've got a lot of anecdotal evidence of people being scared to come to universal credit.
    Err, what?

    Does he not know that people can't "come to universal credit" by choice? It's not a question of being scared or not, you just can't do it.
    You have to have to be Naturally Migrated by a change of circumstances that means making a new claim, (or be Managed Migrated which can only happen in Harrogate at the moment).

    Unless he is trying to say that people who could be claiming UC are going without rather than claiming?

    Edit - That is what he is saying, it's higher up the piece:
    fewer people are reporting changes of circumstances and therefore being transferred to the new benefit
    That doesn't stack up.
    C of Cs that would affect benefit payments have to be reported or it's fraud.
    What they are actually saying is that people are reporting C of Cs to their old benefit which may reduce or stop, but are then avoiding claiming the UC that they could.
    eg. Move to another area, lose your HB because of the move, but don't claim UC housing element at the new place so as to stay on the remainder of your old benefits.
    (It's more likely that people are avoiding moving in the first place so that there is no C of C).
    Or don't claim the UC child element that you could if you have a new baby.
    Last edited by nukecad; 04-02-20 at 12:12.
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