Universal Credit

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 5th November 2019.

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Photo of Jack Brereton Jack Brereton Conservative, Stoke-on-Trent South

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she has made an estimate of the cost to the public purse of reversing the roll-out of universal credit and returning to the previous system.

Photo of Will Quince Will Quince The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

Universal Credit (UC) is a £2bn infrastructure project. This will deliver £8bn worth of economic growth. A whole new benefit system is likely to require a similar level of investment as UC.

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