Universal Credit, the labour market and disabled claimants support considered by Committee
7 May 2020
The Economic Affairs Committee holds its sixth evidence session on the economics of Universal Credit inquiry.
- Parliament TV: The economics of Universal Credit
- Inquiry: The economics of Universal Credit
- Economic Affairs Committee
Wednesday 13 May, virtual meeting
- Tony Wilson, Institute Director, Institute for Employment Studies
- Emma Stewart, CEO & Co-Founder, Timewise Foundation
- Evan Odell, Researcher, Disability Rights UK
- James Taylor, Executive Director of Strategy, Impact and Social Change, Scope
- How well do the original aims and objectives of Universal Credit fit with the contemporary labour market, particularly for low paid workers and those in insecure or irregular employment?
- To what extent is Universal Credit's in-work service able to prioritise job quality?
- What barriers do people who struggle to work full-time face under in-work progression?
- To what extent does Universal Credit require a more joined-up approach with the needs of employers? What sort of dialogue needs to happen?
- Is the work-first approach underlying Universal Credit an appropriate framework for disabled people?
- Does Universal Credit's design cause issues specific to disabled claimants?
- What effect have the cuts to Universal Credit's funding had on disabled claimants?
- How appropriate, and successful, is the conditionality regime when it is applied to people with disabilities?