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Universal Credit UK: DWP to change third party deduction rules following High Court ruling

Sumary of Universal Credit UK: DWP to change third party deduction rules following High Court ruling:

  • Universal Credit can be awarded to those who are in financial difficulties but the payments can often face deductions to cover certain debts that have been accrued…
  • This can include third party deductions, which involves monty be taken off payments to cover debts including council tax, rent and court fines…
  • “These five claimants in two claims contend that the defendant (the Secretary of State) is unlawfully fettering her discretion to decide, where necessary in individual cases, how much to deduct from a person’s universal credit to pay off fines imposed under the criminal law…
  • and because she does consider deduction rates in individual cases in relation to other debts that are not court imposed fines;…

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