Universal Credit APPG

First Registered: 20/12/2017 • Last updated on: 06/10/2021

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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.

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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
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

3. 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

4. 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

5. Universal Credit and Working Tax Credit
18/01/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: should stop the planned cut in Universal Credit and Working Tax Credit in April and give certainty today - Speech Link
2: should stop the planned cut in Universal Credit and Working Tax Credit in April and give certainty today - Speech Link
3: Foundation said in 2019, the 1.7% increase to universal credit that year was the first working-age benefit - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Universal Credit
1. Universal Credit
asked by: Baroness Altmann
10/11/2020
... and (2) a relief at source pension scheme.

2. Universal Credit
asked by: Wendy Chamberlain
06/11/2020
... what estimate she has made of the cost to the public purse of changing carer's allowance status from unearned income to earned income for universal credit claimants.

3. Universal Credit
asked by: Caroline Lucas
09/11/2020
... what assessment she has made of the effect on rent arrears levels of the Government's policy of only allowing direct payments to landlords from universal credit claimants to commence once rent arrears have been amassed; if she will make it her policy to all enable universal credit claimants to choose to pay rent directly to their landlord from the start of their claim; and if she will make a statement.

4. Universal Credit
asked by: Justin Madders
06/11/2020
... how many universal credit claims are subject to deductions for tax credit overpayments; and how many of those deductions are related to the cross over period between tax credit claims ending and universal credit claims starting.

5. Universal Credit
asked by: Jonathan Reynolds
04/11/2020
... Barrett and Stewart v. the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions.

Latest Questions
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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
Lisa Cameron Portrait
Lisa Cameron
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
Joined: 2nd January 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
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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