Universal Credit creating ‘a complex mix of winners and losers’
22 January 2020
In a new report, the Resolution Foundation warned the reforms have created a ‘complex mix of winners and losers’ depending on where the claimant lives.
The long and winding road found that while families will receive £1 a week more on average under Universal Credit, ‘sizable’ groups of families will gain or lose by large sums.
For example, in the Liverpool City Region, just 32% of families will be better of under Universal Credit, compared to 52% who will be worse off. This difference is largely driven by Liverpool’s high proportion of single parents, out-of-work single people and disabled people.