Baroness Lister of Burtersett – 2015 Parliamentary Question to the Department for Work and Pensions

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Baroness Lister of Burtersett on 2015-10-19.

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact on work incentives of the changes to universal credit work allowances announced in the Budget.

Lord Freud

Universal Credit (UC) has been designed to reduce poverty and ensure work pays. This remains the case following the Summer Budget.

The Budget made a number of changes that could have an effect on work incentives, such as introducing of the National Living Wage, that will help ensure this country moves from a low wage, high tax society to a high wage, low tax society.