“Universal Credit will continue to provide vital support for those both in and out of work, and it’s right that the Government should focus on our Plan for Jobs, supporting people back into work and supporting those already employed to progress and earn more.”
The Government has also not carried out any formal assessment into the likely impact of cutting Universal Credit.
Work and pensions minister, Baroness Stedman-Scott, told the House of Lords last week that the department was not required to do so.
She said: “The department has not completed an impact assessment of the ending of the temporary uplift, as it was introduced as a temporary measure.
“This is because we have no obligation to conduct an impact assessment as we’re returning to business as usual, as the temporary Covid uplift is expiring as it was always intended to do.”