Universal Credit: Joint Claimants

Part of Women and Equalities – in the House of Commons on 25th April 2019.

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Photo of Patrick Grady Patrick Grady SNP Chief Whip

If two people in the same household work for the same employer, they do not receive one wage; they each receive a separate salary at the end of every month. If the point of universal credit is to mimic wages to help people to get back into work, why on earth do the Government insist on not taking forward the idea of split payments for households?