Universal Credit: Glasgow North East

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 12th December 2017.

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Photo of Paul Sweeney Paul Sweeney Shadow Minister (Scotland)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to ensure that the roll-out of universal credit in Glasgow North East constituency will not result in an increase in child poverty.

Photo of Damian Hinds Damian Hinds The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

Work is the best route out of poverty, and Universal Credit supports parents to move into and progress in work, and raises the income of families.

Since 2010 the number of children growing up in households where no one works has fallen by half a million.

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