Universal Credit

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 2nd July 2012.

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Photo of Stephen Timms Stephen Timms Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether the business case for universal credit contains an estimate of the effect on total hours worked.

Photo of Chris Grayling Chris Grayling The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

Universal credit is designed to help people into work. The impact assessment published alongside the Welfare Reform Bill set out an estimate of how universal credit will increase the number of people in work. The business case is an internal document which sets out the costs and benefits of universal credit, this also includes estimates of the positive employment impacts of universal credit.

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