Policy experts questioned on Universal Credit and the wait for a first payment
15 June 2020
Work and Pensions Committee examines some of the policy options for mitigating the impact of the minimum five week wait for a first payment faced by people making a claim for Universal Credit.
- Watch Parliament TV: Universal Credit: the wait for a first payment
- Inquiry: Universal Credit: the wait for a first payment
- Work and Pensions Committee
Wednesday 17th June, virtual meeting
- Dr Sophie Wickham, Wellcome Trust Fellow, Liverpool University
- Dr Mandy Cheetham, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Teesside University
- Anvar Sarygulov, Senior Researcher, Bright Blue
- Ben Fell, Head of Analysis, Policy in Practice
- Patrick Spencer, Head of Work and Welfare Unit, Centre for Social Justice
- Nicholas Timmins, Senior Fellow, Institute for Government
- Mike Brewer, Chief Economist and Deputy Chief Executive, Resolution Foundation
The session is also likely to explore the effects of the wait on people claiming UC, along with the wider economic impacts, as well as the effectiveness of Advance payments and other options for mitigating the impact of the wait.