Universal Credit

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 2:00 pm on 17th October 2018.

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Photo of Alex Chalk Alex Chalk Conservative, Cheltenham 2:00 pm, 17th October 2018

Like my hon. Friend, I went along to the Jobcentre Plus in Cheltenham and I had the same experience. Staff were enthusiastic about the benefits that it was creating, and crucially, people in work were, on average, receiving an additional £600 a year. Does he not agree that that important factor should be weighed in this conversation?