Millions on Universal Credit face barriers to accessing training

Think tank: The Work Foundation

Author(s): Dr Olivia Gable

December 16, 2021

This report from UK think tank the Work Foundation looks at the barriers facing those on UC in accessing training. 

Because of support like the furlough scheme, the UK’s employment rate has remained lower than was projected. But many people are still on UC, including nearly 2.8 million people who face requirements that make it difficult to take part in training. Here we discuss why millions of people on UC are facing barriers to accessing training and what the Government should do to widen access for this changing group.