15 March 2017
Universal Credit full (digital) service roll-out continues - 15 March
Further postcode areas in Great Britain have become part of the Universal Credit full (digital) service today, 15 March 2017.
These postcodes were previously part of the live UC service. Existing live service claimants will eventually be transferred to the full (digital) service.
The postcodes that have entered the full (digital) service today are:
NE4, NE5 1 and NE5 2, NE5 5, NE5 9, NE15 6 and NE15 7 (previously relevant district 37)
NE15 8 and NE15 9 (previously relevant district 44)
NE15 0 (previously relevant district 72)
In these postcode areas, new claims for child tax credit and working tax credit are no longer possible unless the claimant or their partner are over state pension credit age or a small number of exceptions apply. See our digital page for more information on the tax credit consequences.
To get detailed guidance on the UC roll-out and what it means for tax credit claims see our Universal Credit guidance section.