This House of Commons Library debate pack briefing has been prepared in advance of an Opposition Day debate on Universal Credit, which will take place on Wednesday 17th October 2018.Jump to full report >>
The motion to be debated has not yet been announced, but the debate is expected to focus on:
On Tuesday 16th October BBC News reported that leaked documents showed that the Government was considering further measures to mitigate the effects of migrating to Universal Credit including:
According to this report, alongside these measures, the end date for the introduction of Universal Credit would be pushed back further, from March 2023 to December 2023.
This briefing provides background information, alongside recent relevant parliamentary and press material, in addition to suggested further reading which Members may find useful when preparing for this debate.
Commons Debate packs CDP-2018-0221
Authors: Andrew Mackley; Steven Kennedy; Roderick McInnes; Richard Keen; Wendy Wilson