This is the third working paper in theĀ series on Universal Credit in Glasgow and Scotland. It uses publicly available Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) data to investigate the income crisis among low income people who access Universal Credit in Scotland during the COVID-19 pandemic with a focus on data at the Glasgow City local authority level.

This supplements labour market data reported at a larger geographic scale. The data contained in this report stretches to late autumn 2020. The longer time horizon of three quarters since the first working paper allows us to see how Universal Credit caseload trends illustrate the scale of the crisis and the groups most impacted. This paper report on these trends and considers the implications of these trends on policy and practice.


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Weakley, S. 2021, The COVID-19 Crisis and Universal Credit in Glasgow: January 2021, Policy Scotland. Available at: http://eprints.gla.ac.uk/250039/

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