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Equality Impact Assessment (EQIA) - Results - Universal Credit Flexibilities

Equality Impact Assessment (EQIA) - Results - Universal Credit Flexibilities

Friday, January 20, 2017

ISBN: 9781786527721

Equality Impact Assessment (EQIA) - Results for the Universal Credit(UC) Flexibilities

Executive Summary

The Scotland Act 2016 extends administrative powers relating to the housing element of UC to Scottish Ministers, specifically; 1) the option of being paid UC twice a month rather and monthly and, 2)the option of any UC housing element paid directly to landlords.

During the process of policy elaboration in advance of implementation, the EQIA will be used to inform decisions on implementation and on the policy's interaction with other policy.