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Universal Credit: Domestic Abuse

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 203595, tabled on 2 July 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make an assessment of the risk of a link between the introduction of universal credit and levels of domestic violence.

Answered on

9 July 2014

No such assessment is planned. There are safeguards in place in Universal Credit to ensure that we have the ability to split payments between partners in cases of domestic violence, allowing each claimant to receive a separate payment.