To receive a report from the Deputy Chief Executive (S151) on the impact of Universal Credit – Papers to follow.
The Committee received and NOTED a *report from the Deputy Chief Executive (S151) on the impact of Universal Credit.
He outlined the contents of the report stating that it was still very early in the roll out of Universal Credit in the district so it was difficult to gauge the final impact. He confirmed that he would bring a more detailed analysis back to the Committee in six month time. He explained that he could only provide details of the finance and how it affected the council but not the detail on actually how it affected claimants but offered to invite a representative from the DWP to speak to the Committee.
Consideration was given to Members concerns about Alternative Payment Arrangements and the Deputy Chief Executive (S151) said he would provide members with additional information.
Note: *Report previously circulated and attached to the minutes.