Universal Credit

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

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Photo of Anna McMorrin Anna McMorrin Labour, Cardiff North

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the High Court decision in R (Johnson, Woods, Barrett and Stewart) v SSWP CO/1552/2018, what recent estimate she has made of the number of claimants that have received less money as a result of the incorrect interpretations of the Regulations relating to universal credit’s assessment periods.

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

The Department is carefully considering the High Court’s Judgment and it is therefore not appropriate to comment further at this stage.

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