Caroline Flint – 2015 Parliamentary Question to the Department for Work and Pensions

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Caroline Flint on 2015-10-28.

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of changes to the work allowance in universal credit announced in the Summer Budget 2015 on incentives to work.

Priti Patel

Universal Credit will have a powerful positive effect on labour market participation. We expect 300,000 more people to be in work as a result of the introduction of Universal Credit, and around 75% of the households that gain under Universal Credit are in the bottom 40% of the income distribution.