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Universal Credit

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN HL5930, tabled on 8 March 2017

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the impact of the introduction of Universal Credit on the existence and size of couples penalties; whether this differs from the impact arising from existing benefits, and if so why; and whether couples penalties increase or decrease depending on the income of those claiming Universal Credit.

Answered on

21 March 2017

The information requested is not available and to collect it would incur disproportionate cost