Universal Credit

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:46 pm on 17th October 2018.

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Photo of Ruth George Ruth George Labour, High Peak 1:46 pm, 17th October 2018

Does the right hon. Gentleman not agree that the problems with tax credit overpayments resulted from a low excess income level, which was then raised by the Labour Government to £5,000 a year, meaning that we did not get overpayments? The previous Government reduced it back to £1,000, so we are again seeing overpayments because people earn more. That is the problem: we had a Government that did listen and learn, and now we have one that will not.