Universal Credit and domestic abuse Contents


The following witnesses gave evidence. Transcripts can be viewed on the inquiry publications page of the Committee’s website.

Wednesday 13 September 2017

Councillor Jane Corbett, Assistant Mayor of Liverpool and Mayoral Lead on Fairness and Tackling Poverty, Liverpool City Council, Nicky Kingston, Area Manager, Incomes Team, Plymouth Community Homes, Donna Gallagher, Universal Credit Implementation Manager, Your Homes Newcastle, Councillor Fiona Colley, Cabinet Member for Finance, Modernisation and Performance, Southwark Council


Kayley Hignell, Head of Policy (welfare, work and family), Citizens Advice, Nicola Smith, Advice Services Manager, Citizens Advice Southwark, Richard Roberts, Manager, Wirral Foodbank, Jeremy Hewer, Policy Adviser, Scottish Federation of Housing Associations, Natalie Williamson, Senior Policy Officer, Residential Landlords Association


Wednesday 18 October 2017

Rt Hon David Gauke MP, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, and Neil Couling CBE, Director, Universal Credit Programme, Department for Work and Pensions


Wednesday 29 November 2017

David Finch, Senior Economic Analyst, Resolution Foundation, Andrew Hood, Senior Research Economist, Institute for Fiscal Studies, Victoria Todd, Senior Technical Manager, Low Incomes Tax Reform Group, Deven Ghelani, Director, Policy in Practice


Wednesday 17 January 2018

Sally Beadle, Children’s entertainer, Richard Betton, Self-employed farmer, Luke Johnstone, Founder, Pack’d, and Andrew Kozman, Founder, Mercury Digital


Andy Chamberlain, Deputy Director of Policy and External Affairs, IPSE, Andrew Clark, Director of Policy, National Farmers Union, Mark Hooper, Founder and Policy Lead, indycube, and Lindsay Owen, Deputy Director of Policy and Evaluation, The Prince’s Trust


Wednesday 24 January 2018

Jeane Freeman MSP, Minister for Social Security, Scottish Government, Dawn Abell, Social Security Policy Team Leader, Scottish Government and Stephen Kerr, Social Security Director, Scottish Government


Alok Sharma MP, Minister for Employment, Department for Work and Pensions and Neil Couling, Director, Universal Credit Programme, Department for Work and Pensions


Wednesday 18 April 2018

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Demelza Lobb, Technology abuse lead, Refuge; Melissa Altman, Director of frontline services for violence against women and girls, Advance Charity; and Nicola Kyser-Forrest, Homelessness Service Manager and Temporary Accommodation and Support Service Team Manager, Calderdale MBC


Dr Nicola Sharp-Jeffs, Director and Founder of Surviving Economic Abuse; and Marilyn Howard, Research Associate, University of Bristol


Wednesday 24 April 2018

Kit Malthouse MP, Minister for Family Support, Housing and Child Maintenance, Department for Work and Pensions, and Neil Couling CBE, Director General, Universal Credit Programme, Department for Work and Pensions.


Wednesday 23 May 2018

Rt Hon Iain Duncan Smith MP


Allan Gunn, Head of Revenues and Customer Service, Highland Council, Emma Revie, Chief Executive, Trussell Trust, and Zena Cooke, Corporate Director, Resources, London Borough of Tower Hamlets


Wednesday 4 July 2018

Rob Holland, Co-Chair, Disability Benefit Consortium and Public Affairs Manager, Mencap, Gemma Hope, Director of Policy, Marketing and Communications, Shaw Trust, and Daphne Hall, Vice Chair, National Association of Welfare Rights Advisers


Afzal Rahman, Senior Policy Researcher, Citizens Advice, Daniel Norris, Welfare Rights Adviser, Early Warning System, Child Poverty Action Group, and Sam Royston, Director of Policy, Research and Public Affairs, The Children’s Society


Published: 1 August 2018