Universal Credit has been a success for Britain. A more flexible and dynamic welfare system that better incentivises to get people in to work helped drive record performance in the labour market for the last 10 years. UC was a critical factor in helping support people who lost their income as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. However, welfare reform remains unfinished business.
The Government’s first priority in dealing with the fallout from Covid-19 and helping get Britain back on track must be completing the welfare reform revolution that started in 2012. By implementing Universal Support, this Government will ensure Britain remains one of the strongest labour markets in the western world.