Universal Credit (Housing Costs Element for Claimants Aged 18 to 21) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 29th March 2017.

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Photo of John Healey John Healey Shadow Secretary of State for Housing

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 14 March 2017 to Question 66566, on delegated legislation, what assessment he has made of the effect of those on people regulations with (a) protected characteristics, (b) aged 18 to 21- years old and (c) of each sexual orientation.

Photo of Caroline Nokes Caroline Nokes The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

I was provided with advice with respect to this measure which enabled me to comply with my Public Sector Equality Duty. I am satisfied there are no significant issues that were not sufficiently mitigated by the exemptions that we have put in place.

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