To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to her Department’s acceptance in principle of recommendation 3 of the Social Security Advisory Committee’s report on the draft Universal Credit (Managed Migration) Regulations 2018, whether her Department has (a) carried out the impact assessment of the migration plans and (b) put together the action plan for any adverse impacts identified.
This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.
26 April 2022
We have conducted detailed Equality Assessments of migration plans as part of our Public Sector Equality Duty. We will test and evaluate our approach to managed migration and will reassess equality impacts in accordance with the evaluation results.
We will restart managed migration, in May 2022, on a small scale before we take on larger volumes. This will enable us to assess the impacts and refine our processes to ensure they are working well before increasing the scale of managed migration. Our plan remains to complete the rollout of Universal Credit safely and on time by the end of 2024, carefully considering those claimants who are most vulnerable and with complex needs.