UK Policy Briefings
WBG calls on the Department for Work and Pensions to assess and publish the impact of Universal Credit on women before ‘managed migration’
Date Posted: Wednesday 16th October 2019
This briefing explains why it is important to publish an up to date assessment of the impact of Universal Credit (UC) on women, particularly Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority (BAME) women and disabled women. It calls on the DWP to undertake a comprehensive Equality Impact Assessment (EIA) as part of the ‘managed migration’ pilot.
In 2013, UC replaced six means-tested benefits and tax credits with one single monthly means-tested payment. It is being rolled out across the country in stages. In 2019, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is preparing for ‘managed migration’: the transfer of all remaining recipients of these ‘legacy’ payments on to UC.