Universal Credit is a monthly benefit payment. It replaces child tax credit, housing benefit, income support, income-based jobseeker’s allowance, income-related employment and support allowance and working tax credit. If you receive any of these benefits, and you are working, unemployed, disabled or self employed it will affect you.
Research by Sheffield Hallam University in 2016 indicates that the financial loss per working age adult in Norwich due to welfare reforms by 2021 is £730, making a total loss in Norwich of £68m.
This represents a major risk at a time where we are already seeing rising household debt, homelessness and poverty.