Universal Credit APPG

First Registered: 20/12/2017 • Last updated on: 21/04/2021

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To monitor Universal Credit as it is rolled out; to share best practice in supporting constituents; and to make recommendations to government to improve policy.

Note: All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal, cross-party groups formed by MPs and Members of the House of Lords who share a common interest in a particular policy area, region or country. APPGs have no official status within Parliament.


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Recent Documents related to Universal Credit

1. Universal Credit: further information for families
09/10/2020 - Department for Work and Pensions
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Found: Guidance Universal Credit: further information for families English Cymraeg

2. Universal Credit statistics: 29 April 2013 to 9 July 2020
11/08/2020 - Department for Work and Pensions
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Found: Official Statistics Universal Credit statistics: 29 April 2013 to 9 July 2020

3. Universal Credit: 29 April 2013 to 14 May 2020
16/06/2020 - Department for Work and Pensions
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Found: Official Statistics Universal Credit: 29 April 2013 to 14 May 2020 Official

4. Universal Credit for the self-employed
09/04/2020 - Department for Work and Pensions
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Found: Guidance Universal Credit for the self-employed English Cymraeg

5. Easy read: Universal Credit
06/05/2020 - Department for Work and Pensions
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Found: Introduction to Universal Credit Easy Read Our reference: UC1ER 03/20Contents Introduction Page 3

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Universal Credit

1. Universal Credit: Delayed Roll-Out
04/02/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: for universal credit and were extending its completion date to 2024. Our planning for universal credit - Speech Link
2: rest of us—what an absolute shambles.Universal credit was supposed to have been fully rolled out - Speech Link

2. Universal Credit and Debt
05/06/2019 - Westminster Hall

1: this House has considered universal credit and debt.Universal credit affects a huge proportion - Speech Link
2: this debate. We have had numerous debates on universal credit, and I have said this before and will say - Speech Link
3: not just the amount of money they have on universal credit, but their powerlessness against a system - Speech Link

3. Universal Credit
04/02/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: Question in another place on the extension to the universal credit implementation date. The Statement is as follows:“Mr - Speech Link
2: thank the Minister for repeating that Answer. Universal credit should have been rolled out by April 2017 - Speech Link

4. Universal Credit: Court of Appeal Judgment
25/06/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: will not suffer a financial loss, as their universal credit award will increase in the following month - Speech Link
2: granting this urgent question.If a universal credit claimant is in work and is paid monthly, but - Speech Link
3: position as the Commons Minister responsible for universal credit in the past, I do not underestimate how complicated - Speech Link

5. Universal Credit (Transitional Provisions) (Claimants previously entitled to a severe disability premium) Amendment Regulations 2021
11/02/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: Disability Premium in legacy benefits moving on to Universal Credit without ensuring that all will be fully compensated - Speech Link
2: households get SDP. But when the Government created universal credit to replace legacy benefits, they chose not - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Universal Credit
1. Universal Credit
asked by: Grahame Morris
24/09/2020
... what steps she is taking to help minimise the number of evictions of people in receipt of universal credit as a result of rent arrears.

2. Universal Credit
asked by: Ruth Cadbury
28/09/2020
... when her Department plans to publish the steps it will take in response to the Court of Appeal ruling in Secretary of State for Work and Pensions v Johnson & Ors [2020] EWCA Civ 778.

3. Universal Credit
asked by: Owen Thompson
29/09/2020
... what estimate her Department has made of the annual cost of ending the differential treatment of maternity allowance and statutory maternity pay in the calculation of universal credit awards.

4. Universal Credit
asked by: Karen Buck
25/09/2020
... if she will make it her policy to (a) remove the requirement for explicit consent for universal credit and (b) enable representatives to speak on a client's behalf.

5. Universal Credit
asked by: Karen Buck
25/09/2020
... a ready-to-use template form for explicit consent for universal credit for a representative to act on behalf of an individual client.

Latest Questions
7 Current APPG Officers
Wendy Chamberlain Portrait
Wendy Chamberlain
Officer
Liberal Democrat - North East Fife
Joined: 10th March 2021
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Debbie Abrahams MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 1041 Fax: 0207 219 2405.

Email: abrahamsd@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Thomas Cave, Turn2us, Hythe House, 200 Shepherds Bush Rd, London W6 7NL. Tel: 020 8834 9263

Email: info@appguniversalcredit.org.uk

Secretariat:

Turn2us acts as the group's secretariat. https://www.turn2us.org.uk/

Group's Website:

http://appguniversalcredit.org.uk

Benefits in Kind
Date
20 Jan 2021
Source
Turn2us
Description
Secretariat   From : 20/01/2021 To : 19/01/2022
Value
£4,501
Date
20 Jan 2020
Source
Turn2us
Description
Secretariat   From : 20/01/2020 To : 19/01/2021
Value
£3,001

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Universal Credit APPG

Former APPG Officers
Jonathan Gullis Portrait
Jonathan Gullis
Secretary
Conservative - Stoke-on-Trent North
Joined: 24th February 2020
Departed: 27th January 2021
Chris Bryant Portrait
Chris Bryant
Treasurer
Labour - Rhondda
Joined: 24th February 2020
Departed: 27th January 2021
Ruth George Portrait
Ruth George
Chair & Registered Contact
Labour - Former Member for High Peak
Joined: 20th December 2017
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Hugh Gaffney Portrait
Hugh Gaffney
Vice Chair
Labour - Former Member for Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Joined: 20th December 2017
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Lord Kerslake Portrait
Lord Kerslake
Vice Chair
Crossbench - Life peer
Joined: 2nd January 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
Stephen Lloyd Portrait
Stephen Lloyd
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Former Member for Eastbourne
Joined: 20th December 2017
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Drew Hendry Portrait
Drew Hendry
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Joined: 20th December 2017
Departed: 21st November 2018
Laura Pidcock Portrait
Laura Pidcock
Vice Chair
Labour - Former Member for North West Durham
Joined: 20th December 2017
Departed: 21st November 2018
No other APPG Memberships