Former Minister for Welfare Reform, Frank Field, asked the Minister of State for Work and Pensions to make a statement on the roll out of Universal Credit.
The Minister of State for the Department for Work and Pensions, Alok Sharma, responded to the question and provided details on the roll out policy.
The Minister went on to state that the Government would take a slow and measured approach in the roll out of Universal Credit and would act on feedback throughout the process. He went on to announce that by December 2018 Universal Credit would be in every Job Centre in the country and that the managed migration process would be carried out from 2019-2013.
Frank Field responded to the Minister and asked if the Government would ensure claimants who have been transferred to the new benefits system are not made worse off as a result. He also asked if the Government would guarantee claimants are not faced with hunger, destitution or homelessness once the reforms are in place.
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