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Universal Credit: Wales

Question for Wales Office

UIN 900131, tabled on 15 January 2020

What recent assessment he has made of the economic effect on low-income families of the roll-out of universal credit in Wales.

Answered on

15 January 2020

Work is the most effective route out of poverty. Universal Credit makes it easier for people to move into work and keep more of what they earn.

We have listened to concerns and as a result ensured that claimants can access 100% advance payments on day one of a Universal Credit claim and continue to receive Housing Benefit for two weeks after transitioning.

Answered by

Wales Office
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