Universal Credit: Domestic Violence

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 9th July 2014.

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Photo of Mike Kane Mike Kane Labour, Wythenshawe and Sale East

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will make an assessment of the risk of a link between the introduction of universal credit and levels of domestic violence.

Photo of Esther McVey Esther McVey The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

No such assessment is planned. There are safeguards in place in universal credit to ensure that we have the ability to split payments between partners in cases of domestic violence, allowing each claimant to receive a separate payment.

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