Universal Credit

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 6th February 2018.

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Photo of Philippa Whitford Philippa Whitford Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Health and Social Care)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 29 January to Question 124104, on Universal Credit, and with reference to the note below paragraph B1026 of her Department's Advice for decision making: staff guide, whether the operational guidance on the splitting of universal credit payments between the couple contains further advice to decision makers.

Photo of Alok Sharma Alok Sharma The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

The operational guidance does not give Decision Makers any additional guidance on split payments in Universal Credit that is not contained within the Decision Makers’ guidance.

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