Lords Committee hears evidence on the economics of Universal Credit
20 February 2020
The Economic Affairs Committee holds its first evidence session on the economics of Universal Credit
- Parliament TV: The economics of Universal Credit
- Inquiry: The economics of Universal Credit
- Economic Affairs Committee
Tuesday 25 February in Committee Room 1, Palace of Westminster
- Dr Ruth Cain, Senior lecturer at the University of Kent
- Professor John Hills, Professor of Social Policy at the London School of Economics
- Giles Elliot, Advice Service Manager at Manchester Mind
- Tom Waters, Senior Research Economist at the Institute for Fiscal Studies
- Dr Katy Jones, Senior Research Associate at Manchester Metropolitan University
- How well does Universal Credit provide social security for claimants?
- Should the primary aim of a social security system be to get more households working? Or should the central aim be the reduction of in-work poverty?
- What impact does Universal Credit have on different groups of claimants?
- What anxieties and mental health problems have people reported because of Universal Credit?
- How have employers reacted to Universal Credit?
- What impact does Universal Credit have on different groups over the short-run and the long-run?
- What effect has fiscal retrenchment had on the ability of the Universal Credit programme to successfully deliver its objectives?
- What reforms would you like to see the Government make to Universal Credit? Is it feasible to scrap it?
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