Universal Credit Split Payments — [Geraint Davies in the Chair]

Part of Asylum Accommodation Contracts – in Westminster Hall at 4:00 pm on 10th October 2018.

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Photo of Danielle Rowley Danielle Rowley Labour, Midlothian 4:00 pm, 10th October 2018

I will make some progress, if that is okay.

As I said earlier, I met the Employment Minister and talked about this issue, and he assured me that one can request a split payment. He even boasted that the system is designed so that a person will not be informed that their partner has made a request for a split payment, but I imagine most people will notice if an amount of money is missing from their bank account when the payment comes in. That just shows that the policy has not been designed with any thought to those in abusive relationships, and that the Government do not understand what life may be like for someone in such a relationship.