Universal Credit

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 7th January 2019.

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Photo of Henry Bellingham Henry Bellingham Conservative, North West Norfolk

What assessment the Government has made of the effectiveness of universal credit in helping people into work.

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

Universal Credit has had a positive impact since its start, as shown through published research and analysis. This research shows us that people are spending more time looking for work, applying for more jobs and even doing jobs they would not have considered doing before. Our Labour Market Impacts Analysis is available online at gov.uk.

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