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Universal Credit (Liverpool)

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 11:00 am on 11th September 2018.

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Photo of Mike Wood Mike Wood Conservative, Dudley South 11:00 am, 11th September 2018

I understand the hon. Gentleman’s quite legitimate concerns, but perhaps I can offer a little reassurance following the roll-out that has already happened in Dudley. Many claimants and the jobcentre—particularly in Stourbridge—are seeing that universal credit gives extra flexibility to help cases that simply would not have received the help and appropriate support they needed under the old system. More people—precisely the kind of difficult cases that he refers to—are getting into work and staying in work.