Consultation on Universal Credit (Claims and Payments) (Scotland) Regulations 2017

Closed 13 Mar 2017

Opened 16 Jan 2017

Feedback updated 27 Jul 2017

We asked

If draft regulations to implement the two Universal Credit flexibilities of managed payment to landlords and more frequent payments, met the policy intent.

You said

100 responses were received, the majority were supportive of the draft regulations meeting their policy intent.

We did

Consultation responses were published and independent analysis was carried out and published, this is available to view here:  The Scottish Government have taken into account consultees’ views and have made some changes to the regulations, these are set out in the Governments response to the consultation which can be found here:

Published responses

View submitted responses where consent has been given to publish the response.


A consultation on the draft regulations to implement the two priority Universal Credit (UC) flexibilities: managed payments of rent to landlords; and more frequent payments of UC.

Note: This consultation will last 8 weeks. As this is principally a technical consultation on the draft regulations and the policy has previously been extensively discussed with individuals and organisations the 8 week consultation period should be sufficient to gather required feedback.

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Note: Pages 5 and 7 of the document were amended on 30 January 2017. Reference to specific dates in 2017  were removed from the regulations.


Why your views matter

The purpose of this consultation is to ask if the Universal Credit (Claims and Payments) (Scotland) Regulations 2016 are fit for purpose, and whether there are any unintended consequences, in relation to the flexibilities that the Scottish Government is proposing to introduce.


What happens next

We intend to analyse the results of the consultation, produce a report on our findings and consider what impact these might have on the regulations.


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