Minister for Employment questioned on in-work progression in Universal Credit

07 March 2016

The Work and Pensions Committee takes evidence from the Rt Hon Priti Patel, Minister for Employment as part of its inquiry into in-work progression in Universal Credit.


Monday 7 March 2016, Wilson Room, Portcullis House

At 3.45pm

  • Rt Hon Priti Patel MP, Minister of State for Employment, Department for Work and Pensions 
  • Pauline Crellin, Head of Universal Credit, Labour Market Policy and Partnership Division, Department for Work and Pensions
  • Ross James, Universal Credit Labour Market Transformation and Test and Learn Division,  Department for Work and Pensions

Purpose of the session

The Committee focuses on the following areas:

  • the role of JCP Work Coaches in the in-work service
  • applying conditionality fairly and plans to provide relevant data
  • augmenting the pilot with learning from alternative approaches and
  • coordination of in-work progression with wider government policy

Further information

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