What is Universal Credit?

On 11 January 2019 it was announced that the way payments of Universal Credit are calculated may be unfair. This announcement was made a following a successful judicial review brought in the High Court by four working single mothers. In response to the court’s decision the Government has said it will make payments more individual and regular. Further updates are awaited.

To explain what Universal Credit is, what benefits are affected and what if anything you need to do, our Benefits and Credits expert Marie Busfield has prepared some information to guide you through.

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Employees, workers, self employed – The employment status conundrum continues

As always, there continue to be developments in employment law, even as we approach the festive period and the end of 2019.

In the latest in a line of cases relating to the gig economy, the Court of Appeal has given their decision in the case of Uber BV v Aslam & Ors – finding that Uber drivers are properly to be considered to be workers for the purposes of employment law. This case follows on from recent cases involving Addison Lee couriers and Deliveroo.

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