Universal Credit

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 3rd July 2018.

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Photo of Faisal Rashid Faisal Rashid Labour, Warrington South

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the validity of the assessment by the National Audit Office of the value for money of universal credit.

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

Universal Credit delivers value for money. As the business case makes clear, Universal Credit will create net economic benefits of £34 billion over the ten years to 2026-27, for example by helping 200,000 more people into work. 83% of Universal Credit claimants are satisfied with the service that they receive.

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