Tuesday 30 September 2014

Universal Credit – how do we make it work?

Universal Credit represents the most significant transformation of our welfare system, merging six separate in and out of work benefits into one. While the principles of simplification and making work pay are widely supported, questions remain about UC’s ability to deliver on these original intentions. The Resolution Foundation has recently kicked off an independent review into UC led by labour market and welfare experts.

At this Resolution Foundation event Lord Freud (Minister for Welfare Reform) will discuss the Conservative agenda for ensuring that Universal Credit is effective at supporting people back into work. Julian McCrae (Institute for Government), Julia Unwin (Joseph Rowntree Foundation) and Vidhya Alakeson (Resolution Foundation) will respond, providing insights into the potential policy responses that the Conservatives might choose to pursue. Sophy Ridge (Sky News) will chair the event.