Universal Credit: Court of Appeal Judgment

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 10:31 am on 25th June 2020.

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Photo of Will Quince Will Quince The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions 10:31 am, 25th June 2020

I did not entirely catch the question, but I think the hon. Lady is referring to the disparity between universal credit and legacy benefits. I would say that this Department acted at incredible pace to operationalise and bring in measures as quickly as possible to help those who have been most financially disadvantaged as a result of covid-19. That is why we did it through the vehicle of universal credit. Legacy benefits will be reviewed and uprated ahead of April 2021 as per usual.