Universal Credit (Reducing Poverty)

Published date : 29 June, 2020
What recent assessment she has made of the effectiveness of universal credit on reducing poverty.


Research by the Institute for Fiscal Studies has found that, despite the DWP’s temporary increase to universal credit, out-of-work households with children are, on average, £2,900 a year worse off than they would have been without cuts since 2011. Does the Minister understand that, far from doing a superb job, as he says, universal credit is leaving some families in serious difficulty and poverty, and will he commit to looking at the IFS findings?

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