Written Question on Universal Credit

Written Questions are submitted by MPs or Lords to receive information from a Department.


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Date Title Questioner
29 May 2019, 12:14 p.m. Universal Credit Neil Coyle

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment her Department has made of the compatibility of universal credit implementation with the socio-economic duty in Section 1 of the Equality Act 2010.

Answer (Justin Tomlinson)

The Department published an Equality Impact Assessment for Universal Credit (UC) in 2011, which stands overall, although in line with Ministers’ legal duties equality impacts have been considered on all major changes to UC. This can be accessed at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/universal-credit-equality-impact-assessment

An Equality Impact assessment is currently being produced to cover details of the selection of Move to UC claimants to take part in the first phase of the pilot.


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