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Universal Credit: Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland Office written question – answered on 13th September 2017.

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Photo of Kelvin Hopkins Kelvin Hopkins Labour, Luton North

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what assessment he has made of the effect of the introduction of universal credit on family incomes in Northern Ireland.

Photo of James Brokenshire James Brokenshire The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

Universal Credit will make work pay. It will support people in Northern Ireland who are on a low income or out of work, helping to ensure that they are better off in work than on benefits.

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