Universal Credit: an employer perspective

12 September 2014


The Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) have published a case study explaining from the perspective of one employer how Universal Credit can benefit business by allowing claimants to be flexible around their hours.

The case study relates to Center Parcs, and shows how by cutting the 16 hour rule Universal Credit allows some of their employees to take on extra hours without it affecting their benefit. Center Parcs say that they can meet the demands of their business by offering additional hours during busy periods while employees on Universal Credit are reassured to know their benefit can be adjusted to make sure they do not lose out during quieter periods.