Universal Credit helpline to be switched to freephone number

Universal Credit helpline to be switched to freephone number
 

Charges of up to 55p a minute for calls to a Universal Credit helpline are to be scrapped, Work and Pensions Secretary David Gauke has announced.
Mr Gauke told the House of Commons Work and Pensions Committee that the line would be switched to a freephone number over the next month, and that all Department of Work and Pensions helplines would be free of charge by the end of the year.
The announcement came as Mr Gauke braced himself for a tough vote in the Commons on a Labour demand for the roll-out of the Universal Credit to be paused.
Amid reports that up to 25 Tory MPs could be willing to... read more

 
18 October 2017 in Regional North East, Views: 16
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