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Universal Credit: Housing

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 155252, tabled on 19 February 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the implications for her policies of the conclusion of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries' report, entitled Building financial resilience for households in the private rented sector, published on published 1 July 2020, that it is not possible to insure against facing a rent shortfall in the event of a claim for universal credit.

Answered on

26 February 2021

The criteria for accessing insurance products is a matter for the insurance industry, therefore no such assessment has been undertaken by the DWP.

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