Universal Credit and domestic abuse


Terms of reference


1 Introduction

Universal Credit

Domestic abuse

The Government’s wider work on domestic abuse

2 Jobcentre Plus

Work Coaches and domestic abuse

Bringing in expertise

Universal Support

A more personalised approach

Online journal

Private rooms

3 Couple and individual payments

Current practice

Single household payments

Use of split payments

Benefit payments in abusive relationships

Financial control

The benefits of split payments for abuse survivors

Options for increasing access to split payments

Mirroring the world of work

4 Considering the options for split payments

Delivering split payments

Split payments in Scotland


The split between partners

Splitting proportionally

Splitting by entitlement

Conclusions and recommendations

Formal minutes


Published written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

Published: 1 August 2018