Work and Pensions Committee inquiry: in-work progression in Universal Credit | CPAG

Work and Pensions Committee inquiry: in-work progression in Universal Credit

Post date: 
19 January 2016

CPAG's response to the Work and Pensions Select Committee inquiry into in-work progression in Universal Credit. The inquiry considers in-work conditionality in Universal Credit and argues that, while a focus on supporting progression in work on a voluntary basis is welcome, in-work conditionality is unwarranted. This is because there is evidence that the labour market is currently unfavourable for progression, particularly for single parents and main carers, and there is no evidence of people refusing to work longer without good reason, where more hours are available.