Statement on Universal Credit and recent welfare changes

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21 June 2018

Esther McVey, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions made a statement in the House of Commons on Universal Credit and recent welfare changes.

On Thursday 21 June 2018 the Secretary of State updated MPs on changes made to the Universal Credit system since its implementation, she also commented on the recent National Audit Office report, 'Rolling out Universal Credit'.

Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Margaret Greenwood, responded by stating the roll out of Universal Credit should be stopped and that the NAO report concluded that Universal Credit has not delivered value for money.

Related Information

House of Commons Library analysis

The House of Commons Library produces briefing papers to inform MPs and their staff of key issues. The papers contain factual information and a range of opinions on each subject, and aim to be politically impartial.

The Library has published a briefing paper on Universal Credits which contains more information.

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