26 January 2018

Universal Credit – miscellaneous amendments, including changes to the surplus earnings rules

Regulations have been laid which bring several important and detailed changes to the universal credit rules, mostly with effect from 11 April 2018.

Some of the headlines include:

And from 11 April 2018,

And the surplus earnings and losses rules, due to come in to effect from 11 April 2018, are amended slightly to adopt a temporary de minimis of £2,500 instead of £300 and also change the way surplus earnings are carried forward through assessment periods. We will be publishing additional information about how the new rules work in the coming weeks.

We will be updating the relevant sections of the website with the changes.

Universal Credit (Miscellaneous Amendments, Saving and Transitional Provision) Regulations 2018