Correspondence

Support in Universal Credit: distressed children: SSAC correspondence

This publication was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Correspondence between the Chair of the Social Security Advisory Committee and the Minister for Welfare Reform about draft regulations.

Documents

Paul Gray to Lord Freud: Universal Credit and Miscellaneous Amendments (no 2) Regulations 2014 (distressed children)

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Lord Freud's response: Universal Credit and Miscellaneous Amendments (no 2) Regulations 2014 (distressed children)

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Detail

The Social Security Advisory Committee’s letter explains its views on certain draft Universal Credit regulations. The regulations set out a number of additional easements from work-search conditionality for cases where:

  • a child has been exposed to circumstances that have caused distress
  • there is a clear need for the responsible carer to provide sustained support and attention

The Minister for Welfare Reform has provided the government’s response to the committee’s observations.