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Universal Credit

Treasury written question – answered on 29th January 2019.

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Photo of Paul Blomfield Paul Blomfield Shadow Minister (Exiting the European Union)

What discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on the effect of the roll-out of universal credit on the personal finances of claimants.

Photo of Elizabeth Truss Elizabeth Truss The Chief Secretary to the Treasury

Universal Credit replaces an outdated system of six different benefits, ensuring it always pays to work. We’ve scrapped the seven waiting days for Universal Credit so that people get their payments faster, and we’ve increased advances so everyone who needs it can get their first month’s pay within five days.

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