Universal Credit

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 11th January 2019.

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Photo of Jo Stevens Jo Stevens Labour, Cardiff Central

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 23 October to Question 182843 on Universal Credit, if she will publish he Department's review of research carried out by organisations including the Trussell Trust on food bank use.

Photo of Justin Tomlinson Justin Tomlinson The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

The evidence that we have reviewed to date is already published and examples can be accessed through the following links :-

The Trussell Trust (2018) ‘Left Behind: Is Universal Credit Truly Universal?’

https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/trusselltrust-documents/Trussell-Trust-Left-Behind-2018.pdf

The Trussell Trust (2018) ‘The next stage of Universal Credit: Moving onto the new benefit system and foodbank use’

https://www.trusselltrust.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2018/10/The-next-stage-of-Universal-Credit-Report-Final.pdf

Loopstra, R., and Lalor, D. (2017) ‘Financial insecurity, food insecurity, and disability: the profile of people receiving emergency food assistance from the Trussell Trust Foodbank Network in Britain’

https://trusselltrust.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2017/06/OU_Report_final_01_08_online.pdf

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