09 October 2023

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has released two new videos to help employers tackle the myths around universal credit.

Two ‘Universal Credit and Employers’ videos have been produced, specifically designed to address some of the myths surrounding universal credit (UC) and work. Each video is around 90 seconds long and highlights the flexibility built into UC for working customers and employers.

Employers don’t need to tell DWP about any employees who are getting universal credit.

However, a PAYE (Pay As You Earn) employer must:

  • give the claimant’s PAYE information (their ‘Full Payment Submission’ (FPS)) to HMRC on or before the day they’re due to be paid
  • enter the usual date that you pay your employees on your FPS, even if you pay them on a different date because their normal date falls a non-banking day, for example a weekend or a bank holiday.

Below are the links to the videos:

Universal Credit and Employers – More flexibility for employers and claimants

Universal Credit and Employers – Making work better for all 

Further guidance on universal credit for employers can be found, here.

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