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CAS responds to Universal Credit High Court judgment

3 May 2019

Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has welcomed the High Court's ruling that Universal Credit regulations that have left severely disabled people significantly worse off are unlawful.

Citizens Advice Scotland spokesperson Rob Gowans said:

“Citizens Advice Scotland warmly welcomes today’s judgment that severely disabled people who are moved from ESA to Universal Credit should not be left worse off as a result without adequate compensation. Since Universal Credit has been rolled out, Scotland’s CAB network has advised a large number of clients who have unfairly lost out due to being moved to Universal Credit, and losing additional severe disability premiums. In some cases, this has left clients facing a major income drop of over £3,200 per year  and in considerable hardship. The UK Government must urgently put in place regulations to ensure protection and compensation for disabled people affected, to avoid them being left without an adequate income.”

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