Statement on Universal Credit

05 November 2018

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

Following the announcement in the 2018 Budget that Universal Credit would be giving £1 billion of transitional funding. This includes a £1,000 increase in work allowances in Universal Credit, and additional support for individuals moving onto the new benefit.

Esther McVey opened her statement, saying that the package is worth £4.5 billion over the next five years and outlined details for the managed migration process.

Shadow Secretary of State for the Department for Work and Pensions, Margaret Greenwood, responded to the statement saying that the Universal Credit Programme is pushing families into poverty.

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