Universal Credit

Part of Estimates 2014-15 — Department for Work and Pensions – in the House of Commons at 7:05 pm on 7th July 2014.

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Photo of Sheila Gilmore Sheila Gilmore Labour, Edinburgh East 7:05 pm, 7th July 2014

Again, there is the theory and then there is what happens in practice. If in all cases the information from Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs works, it should be reasonably accurate, but when people have very variable earnings there will be considerable problems, particularly with monthly payments, because it will take a long time to adjust for somebody whose earnings vary a great deal. That will leave some people in considerable hardship.