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The economics of Universal Credit

Inquiry

This inquiry investigates the economic impacts of Universal Credit. The inquiry will investigate whether Universal Credit is meeting its original objectives, whether the policy assumptions reflected in its design are appropriate for different groups of claimants and the extent to which Universal Credit meets the needs of claimants in today's labour market and changing world of work. The Committee will make recommendations to the Government.

The inquiry is accepting written submissions until 29 February 2020. Please see the call for evidence.

Work news

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Will Universal Credit change in light of Covid-19?
Economic Affairs Committee takes evidence on Universal Credit on Tuesday 2 June at 3.00pm
29 May 2020
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Universal Credit claimants give evidence on lived experience
Economic Affairs Committee takes evidence on Universal Credit on Tuesday 26 May at 3pm
22 May 2020
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Universal Credit, the labour market and disabled claimants support considered by Committee
Economic Affairs Committee takes evidence on Universal Credit on 13 May at 3.00pm
7 May 2020
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Design of Universal Credit and support for claimants examined by Lords
Economic Affairs Committee takes evidence on Universal Credit on 5 May at 10.00am
1 May 2020
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Universal Credit's design and its impact on the housing sector examined by Lords
Economic Affairs Committee takes evidence on Universal Credit on 28 April at 3.35pm
24 April 2020
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Universal Credit's design and its effect on housing explored by Lords Committee
Economic Affairs Committee takes evidence on Tuesday 17 March at 3:35pm
13 March 2020
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Lords Committee discusses options for a UK subsidy regime post 2020
EU Internal Market Sub-Committee takes evidence on Thursday 12 March at 9.35am
12 March 2020
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Evidence behind design of Universal Credit explored by Lords Committee
Economic Affairs Committee takes evidence on 10 March at 3.35pm
6 March 2020
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How does Universal Credit effect poverty rates and women?
Economic Affairs Committee takes evidence on 25 February at 3.35pm
28 February 2020
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Lords Committee hears evidence on the economics of Universal Credit
Economic Affairs Committee takes evidence on 25 February at 3:35pm
20 February 2020
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Call for evidence launched into the economics of Universal Credit
Economic Affairs Committee launches inquiry on the economics of universal credit
27 January 2020
Total results 11 (page 1 of 1)

Contact us

  • Email: economicaffairs@parliament.uk
  • Phone: 020 7219 5358 (committee staff) | 020 7219 6640 (Press Officer)
  • Address: Economic Affairs Committee, House of Lords, London SW1A 0PW