Posts Tagged ‘in-work progression’

Newspaper features project evidence on Universal Credit

February 3, 2016     Leave a Comment

Scotland’s Sunday Herald newspaper has featured early findings from our research in a major story on Universal Credit. The newspaper explored the issue of welfare sanctions and support for people who are already working. The issue is the topic of a Commons select committee inquiry to which our project has submitted evidence. Our full ‘first wave’ findings will be published later in the Spring. Read the Herald story. Our evidence submission

Project gives evidence to MPs’ inquiry on Universal Credit

February 1, 2016     Leave a Comment

Our project has given evidence to the Commons Work and Pensions Committee’s inquiry into ‘in-work progression’ within Universal Credit. We argue that for those in work, UC is intended to increase labour market attachment. However, our research has found that in practice, conditionality can be counterproductive. We recommend more emphasis on support and incentives, and removal of unworkable rigidities in the system to take account of contemporary workplace practices. Read the full submission

Read the Sunday Herald’s story on in-work conditionality featuring early findings from our research

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