Universal Credit: Household Debt

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 21st May 2018.

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Photo of Alok Sharma Alok Sharma The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions 12:00 am, 21st May 2018

The Government have taken a number of steps to prevent problem debt, such as capping payday lending costs. We also have interest-free advances within universal credit, and a system of priority deductions to help claimants who are in arrears.