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Universal Credit

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 211713, tabled on 23 January 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Social Security Advisory Committee’s recommendations of October 2018 on the draft Universal Credit (Managed Migration) Regulations 2018, when the Government plans to review explicit consent within Universal Credit in collaboration with that Committee; and if they will publish a report on that review.

Answered on

28 January 2019

We have agreed to explore options for improving the process of explicit consent in relation to Universal Credit in collaboration with the Social Security Advisory Committee. DWP officials will be meeting with them on 30th January to consider how current practices could be enhanced. We will then publish a report on our joint conclusions.

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