The General Register Office serves England and Wales. It holds the records of births, stillbirths, adoptions, marriages, civil partnerships and deaths. Scotland has the National Records of Scotland to serve the same function. Northern Ireland has the General Register Office for Northern Ireland.
Universal Credit is a payment to help with your living costs. It's paid monthly - or twice a month for some people in Scotland. You may be able to get it if you're on a low income, out of work or you cannot work. Universal Credit is being rolled out to replace Jobseeker's Allowance, Housing Benefit, Working Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit, Employment & Support Allowance and Income Support. The full rollout of Universal Credit is scheduled for completion in 2024.
Between March 13th 2020 and January 14th 2021 there were 4.5 million Universal Credit claims. Over a third of Universal Credit claims have been made since the start of the Coronavirus pandemic.