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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.

Reports, special reports and government responses

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2nd Report - Universal Credit isn't working: proposals for reform
Inquiry The economics of Universal Credit
Committees Economic Affairs Committee
HL Paper 105
Report
Response to this report
Letter from the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Dr Thérèse Coffey MP, on the Governmen't response to the report: Universal Credit isn't working-proposals for reform (29 October 2020)
Correspondence
Response to this report
Letter from the Chair to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Dr Thérèse Coffey MP, on the Governmen't response to the report: Universal Credit isn't working-proposals for reform (16 October 2020)
Correspondence
Response to this report
Government response to the report, Universal Credit isn't working: proposals for reform
Government Response

Oral evidence transcripts

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9 March 2021
Inquiries The economics of Universal Credit, and Universal Credit: the wait for a first payment
Witnesses Department for Work & Pensions, and Neil Couling (Senior Responsible Owner for Universal Credit at Department for Work and Pensions)
Committees Economic Affairs Committee, and Work and Pensions Committee
Oral Evidence
2 June 2020
Inquiry The economics of Universal Credit
Witnesses Department for Work and Pensions, and Department for Work and Pensions
Committees Economic Affairs Committee
Oral Evidence
26 May 2020
Inquiry The economics of Universal Credit
Witnesses Sale Moor Community Partnership, Angela Charlton, London Unemployed Strategies, and Mike Tighe (Member at Southwark 'Know Your Rights' benefits support group)
Committees Economic Affairs Committee
Oral Evidence
EUC0132 - The economics of Universal Credit
Witnesses Department for Work and Pensions
Committees Economic Affairs Committee
Written Evidence
EUC0131 - The economics of Universal Credit
Witnesses The Salvation Army
Committees Economic Affairs Committee
Written Evidence
EUC0130 - The economics of Universal Credit
Witnesses Laurie A Williams
Committees Economic Affairs Committee
Written Evidence

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