Gov Ministerial Statement – #wco Benefits (Work & Pensions: Universal Credit (Review of Passported Benefits))


Grayling, Chris raised and interesting point.

Subject(s): Benefits; Equality; Money; Regulation

My hon. Friend the Under-Secretary of State responsible for welfare reform, Lord Freud of Eastry, has made the following statement:

We have commissioned the Social Security Advisory Committee to undertake an independent review of passported benefits and how they link with universal credit. Passported benefits include, for example, free school meals, free milk and vitamins, free prescriptions, optical and dental care.

The Committee has been asked to produce an advisory report, taking account of the UK Government’s view that changes should not involve a net increase in public expenditure and the benefit system should be as simple as possible. I have placed a copy of the terms of reference in the Library.

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Published: 23/05/2011 12:00:00

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