There is a new law being discussed by the government in the House of Commons, which will allow more people to be moved over from existing benefits to Universal Credit, starting with a small trial group in July 2019, and continuing for all claimants from 2020 through to 2023. They call that process ‘managed migration’.
A cross-party group (in other words a group made up of people from every political Party) called the Work and Pensions Select Committee have criticised the government’s plans. They say there isn’t enough protection for vulnerable claimants, and that more changes need to be made before the government can introduce this law.
You can read the summary of the report published yesterday if you click here: https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201719/cmselect/cmworpen/1762/176203.htm#_idTextAnchor000.
The new law they are discussing is called the Draft Universal Credit (Managed Migration) Regulations 2018.