Welfare Reform

Northern Ireland written question – answered on 11th June 2014.

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Photo of Julie Hilling Julie Hilling Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what assessment she has made of the effect of the Government’s welfare reform policies in Northern Ireland.

Photo of Andrew Robathan Andrew Robathan The Minister of State, Northern Ireland Office

We have worked hard with the Executive to adapt our reforms flexibly to Northern Ireland circumstances. They will ensure work always pays and help lift people out of poverty by moving them into work. When fully implemented, universal credit will make over 3 million low to middle income households across the UK better off.

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