Universal Credit and “survival sex” Contents


Terms of Reference


1 Introduction

“Survival sex” and Universal Credit

2 Evidence from the frontline

The Department’s initial evidence submission

The Minister’s intervention and the Department’s second submission

How DWP uses “lived experience” and frontline evidence

3 Universal Credit and survival sex: contributing issues

The digital service and “Help to Claim”

Alternative claim management

Bank account verification

The five-week wait and Advance payments

Prison leavers

Wider support

Disclosing sex work to DWP

4 Conclusion

Conclusions and recommendations

Annex: Written evidence submitted by the Department for Work and Pensions

Formal minutes


Published written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

Published: 25 October 2019