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Universal Credit

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 908382, tabled on 21 December 2018

What assessment the Government has made of the effectiveness of universal credit in helping people into work.

Answered on

7 January 2019

Universal Credit has had a positive impact since its start, as shown through published research and analysis. This research shows us that people are spending more time looking for work, applying for more jobs and even doing jobs they would not have considered doing before. Our Labour Market Impacts Analysis is available online at

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