Question to the Department for Work and Pensions:
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the report, What will the end of the Universal Credit uplift mean for areas of poor health?, published by the Health Foundation on 10 September 2021, if she will make an assessment of the impact of the planned removal of the £20 uplift to universal credit on healthy life expectancy in areas where healthy life expectancy is relatively low.
No. The Chancellor announced a temporary six-month extension to the £20 per week uplift at the Budget on 3 March to support households affected by the economic shock of Covid-19. Universal Credit has provided a vital safety net for six million people during the pandemic, and the temporary uplift was part of the COVID support package worth £407 billion.
There have been significant positive developments in the public health situation since the uplift was first introduced with the success of the vaccine rollout. Now the economy is reopening and as we continue to progress with our recovery our focus is on helping people back into work.
Through our Plan for Jobs, we are targeting tailored support schemes of people of all ages to help them prepare for, get into and progress in work. These include: Kickstart, delivering tens of thousands of six-month work placements for UC claimants aged 16-24 at risk of unemployment; Restart, which provides 12 months’ intensive employment support to UC claimants who are unemployed for a year; and JETS, which provides light touch employment support for people who are claiming either Universal Credit or New Style Jobseekers Allowance, for up to 6 months, helping participants effectively re-engage with the labour market and focus their job search. We have also recruited an additional 13,500 work coaches to provide more intensive support to find a job. In total, our Plan for Jobs interventions will support more than two million people.
Found: Written evidence - NHS Health ScotlandWritten evidence submitted by NHS Health Scotland (WIS0005) Scottish
2. Poverty in Liverpool
23/10/2018 - Parliamentary Research
Found: Debates 19 4. Further Reading 20 4.1 Library material 20 4.2 Other reading 20 The House of Commons Library
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Found: The Food Foundation, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Sustainable and Healthy Food Systems
5. Welfare Changes: Impact on Family Life
25/10/2018 - Parliamentary Research
Found: Library Briefing Welfare Changes: Impact on Family Life Debate on 1 November 2018 Summary This House
1. Social Security (Up-rating of Benefits) Bill
13/10/2021 - Lords Chamber
1: This review is due to begin shortly, and the Secretary of State will report to Parliament in November - Speech Link
2. Social Security (Up-rating of Benefits) Bill
26/10/2021 - Lords Chamber
1: out from “if” to end of line 8 and insert “the Secretary of State had determined that the general level - Speech Link
2: Section 150A(8) specifically states that“the Secretary of State shall estimate the general level of earnings - Speech Link
3. Oral Answers to Questions
13/09/2021 - Commons Chamber
1: progress has been made on the digitalisation of Healthy Start vouchers. We will continue the ministerial - Speech Link
2: right hon. Friend for her remarkable work on universal credit during the pandemic. With the forthcoming - Speech Link
3: that includes the recently announced additional £20 million investment from the Treasury’s shared outcomes - Speech Link
4. Universal Credit
09/09/2021 - Lords Chamber
1: what impact assessment they have made of the proposed withdrawal of the £20 uplift to Universal Credit - Speech Link
2: around the proposed withdrawal of the £20 uplift in universal credit.The basic facts are as follows - Speech Link
5. Food, Poverty, Health and the Environment Committee Report
10/06/2021 - Lords Chamber