Universal Credit isn’t working: proposals for reform Contents

Appendix 2: List of witnesses

Evidence is published online at https://committees.parliament.uk/work/31/the-economics-of-universal-credit/publications/ and available for inspection at the Parliamentary Archives (020 7219 3074).

Evidence received by the Committee is listed below in chronological order of oral evidence session and in alphabetical order. Those witnesses marked with ** gave both oral and written evidence. Those marked with * gave oral evidence and did not submit any written evidence. All other witnesses submitted written evidence only.

Oral evidence in chronological order

*

Professor Sir John Hills, Professor of Social Policy, London School of Economics

QQ 1–8

**

Dr Ruth Cain, Senior Lecturer, University of Kent

QQ 1–8

*

Giles Elliott, Advice Service Manager, Manchester Mind

QQ 1–8

*

Tom Waters, Senior Research Economist, Institute for Fiscal Studies

QQ 9–16

**

Dr Katy Jones, Senior Research Associate, Manchester Metropolitan University

QQ 9–16

*

Garry Lemon, Director of Policy, External Affairs and Research, The Trussell Trust

QQ 17–24

**

Iain Porter, Social Security Policy and Partnerships Manager, The Joseph Rowntree Foundation

QQ 17–24

**

Dr Matthew Sowemimo, Head of Public Affairs and Social Policy, The Salvation Army

QQ 17–24

**

Marilyn Howard, Honorary Research Associate, University of Bristol Law School and Member of Women’s Budget Group

QQ 25–30

**

Dr Rita Griffiths, Research Fellow, University of Bath

QQ 25–30

**

Laura Dewar, Policy Officer, Gingerbread

QQ 25–30

*

Rt Hon Sir Iain Duncan MP, former Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

QQ 31–43

*

Baroness Stroud, former Special Adviser to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

QQ 31–43

*

Dr Stephen Brien, former Expert Adviser at the Department for Work and Pensions

QQ 31–43

*

Paul Gray, former Chair of the Social Security Advisory Committee

QQ 44–54

**

Gareth Morgan, Managing Director, Ferret Information Systems

QQ 44–54

**

Councillor Victoria Mills, Southwark Council

QQ 55–61

**

Sue Ramsden, Policy Leader, National Housing Federation

QQ 55–61

**

Professor Mike Brewer, Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Economist, Resolution Foundation

QQ 62–78

*

Nicholas Timmins, Senior Fellow, Institute for Government and the King’s Fund

QQ 62–78

*

Michael Royce, Senior Policy Manager, Money and Pensions Service

QQ 79–91

**

Minesh Patel, Principal Policy Manager, Citizens Advice

QQ 79–91

*

Dr Sharon Wright, Professor of Social Policy, University of Glasgow

QQ 79–91

*

Tony Wilson, Institute Director, Institute for Employment Studies

QQ 92–102

*

Emma Stewart, CEO & Co-Founder, Timewise Foundation

QQ 92–102

**

Evan Odell, Researcher, Disability Rights UK

QQ 103–108

**

James Taylor, Executive Director of Strategy, Impact and Social Change, Scope

QQ 103–108

**

Kirsty Harkins, Universal Credit claimant and volunteer at Sale Moor Community Partnership

QQ 109–116

*

Angela Charlton, Universal Credit claimant

QQ 109–116

*

Nick Phillips, Project Co-ordinator of London Unemployed Strategies and Chair of the Commission on Social Security

QQ 109–116

*

Mike Tighe, Universal Credit claimant and Member of Southwark’s ‘Know your Rights’ benefits support group

QQ 109–116

**

Rt Hon Thérèse Coffey MP, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

QQ 117–136

**

Neil Couling CBE, Change Director General and Senior Responsible Owner for Universal Credit, Department for Work and Pensions

QQ 117–136

Alphabetical list of all witnesses

Advice Nottingham

EUC0083

Advice Portsmouth

EUC0053

Age UK

EUC0022

Dr Anthony Aldhous

EUC0104

Anonymous 1

EUC0008

Anonymous 2

EUC0009

Association of British Insurers

EUC0112

Aviva

EUC0121

Bridport and District Citizens Advice

EUC0109

*

Dr Stephen Brien, former Expert Adviser at the Department for Work and Pensions (QQ 31–43)

Bright Blue

EUC0070

Nicholas Bromley

EUC0113

Cherise Brown

EUC0060

**

Dr Ruth Cain, Senior Lecturer, University of Kent (QQ 1–8)

EUC0086

Caridon Landlords Solutions

EUC0066

Dr E. Pimental De Çetin

EUC0068

Changing Lives

EUC0102

*

Angela Charlton, Universal Credit claimant (QQ 109–116)

Mandy Cheetham, Teesside University and Suzanne Moffat, Newcastle University

EUC0028

Child Poverty Action Group

EUC0075

**

Citizens Advice (QQ 79–91)

EUC0051

Citizens Advice Chesterfield

EUC0088

Citizens Advice Craven and Harrogate

EUC0097

Citizens Advice Gateshead

EUC0057

Citizens Advice Leicestershire

EUC0085

Citizens Advice Scotland

EUC0052

Citizens Advice Sheffield

EUC0076

Citizens Advice Swansea Neath Port Talbot

EUC0042

Citizens Basic Income Trust

EUC0096

Community Housing Cymru

EUC0062

Contact

EUC0103

Councillor Jane Corbett

EUC0095

Cornwall Housing

EUC0038

**

Neil Couling CBE, Change Director General and Senior Responsible Owner for Universal Credit, Department for Work and Pensions (QQ 117–136)

EUC0132

Coventry Citizens Advice Bureau

EUC0027

Dr Laura Davies and Dr Natalia Gerodetti, Leeds School of Sciences at Leeds Beckett University

EUC0087

Dr Christine Davies

EUC0100

Dr Stephanie Denning and Dr Chris Shannahan, researchers at the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations, Coventry University

EUC0033

Depaul UK

EUC0049

**

Department for Work and Pensions (QQ 117–136)

EUC0115

**

Disability Rights UK (QQ 103–108)

EUC0037

Dudley Council, Dudley Welfare Rights Service

EUC0089

Richard Ebley

EUC0004

*

Giles Elliott, Advice Service Manager, Manchester Mind (QQ 1–8)

Engender

EUC0078

Equity Trade Union, Tax and Welfare Rights Team

EUC0020

Families Need Fathers

EUC0080

Andrew Forsey, National Director, Feeding Britain

EUC0029

Friends of Cathja

EUC0108

Frontline Network

EUC0074

**

Gingerbread (QQ 25–30)

EUC0013

GIPSIL

EUC0032

Nadia Gooch

EUC0129

*

Paul Gray, former Chair of the Social Security Advisory Committee (QQ 44–54)

**

Dr Rita Griffiths, Research Fellow, University of Bath (QQ 25–30)

EUC0015

**

Kirsty Harkins, Universal Credit claimant and volunteer at Sale Moor Community Partnership (QQ 109–116)

EUC0073

Stuart Heath

EUC0116

Ray Herbert

EUC0019

Sharon Higgins

EUC0117

*

Professor Sir John Hills, Professor of Social Policy, London School of Economics (QQ 1–8)

Sasha Hole

EUC0007

Homeless Link

EUC0043

**

Marilyn Howard, Honorary Research Associate, University of Bristol Law Group and Member of Women’s Budget Group (QQ 25–30)

EUC0018 EUC0118

Institute of Revenues Rating and Valuation

EUC0035

Isle of Wight Council, Housing Benefits Department

EUC0006

**

Dr Katy Jones, Senior Research Associate, Manchester Metropolitan University (QQ 9–16)

EUC0045

**

Joseph Rowntree Foundation (QQ 17–24)

EUC0017

Karbon Homes

EUC0061

Robert Knight

EUC0069

Robert Lang

EUC0011

Leeds City Council

EUC0106

*

Garry Lemon, Director of Policy, External Affairs and Research, The Trussell Trust (QQ 17–24)

Lewisham Refugee and Migrant Network

EUC0041

Local Government Association

EUC0120

Low Incomes Tax Reform Group

EUC0010

Macmillan Cancer Support

EUC0044

Making Every Adult Matter

EUC0099

Maternity Action

EUC0123

Ruth Melia

EUC0071

Mind

EUC0084

Money Advice Plus

EUC0090

**

Gareth Morgan, Managing Director, Ferret Information Systems (QQ 44–54)

EUC0012 EUC0124 EUC0127

Rebecca Nash

EUC0026

National Federation of ALMO’s and Association of Retained Council Housing

EUC0031

National Housing Association of Welfare Rights Advisers

EUC0098

**

National Housing Federation (QQ 55–61)

EUC0126

Nationwide Foundation

EUC0055

Newcastle City Council and Your Homes Newcastle

EUC0063

Olivia Newman

EUC0059

NHS Health Scotland

EUC0005

North Tyneside Citizens Advice Bureau

EUC0021

Stephen Oxbrow

EUC0122

Ruth Patrick, Lecturer in Social Policy and Social Work at the University of York, Mark Simpson, Lecturer in Law, Ulster University and UC:Us

EUC0054

Peabody

EUC0091

*

Nick Phillips, Project Co-ordinator of London Unemployed Strategies and Chair of the Commission on Social Security (QQ109–116)

Policy in Practice

EUC0056

Poverty Alliance

EUC0077

Samantha Price

EUC0034

Radian

EUC0093

T Rees

EUC0002

Refuge

EUC0094

Residential Landlords Association and National Landlords Association

EUC0050

**

Resolution Foundation (QQ 62–78)

EUC0107

*

Michael Royce, Senior Policy Manager, Money and Pensions Service (QQ 79–91)

Save the Children

EUC0072

**

Scope (QQ 103–108)

EUC0079

Diane Scotland

EUC0128

Scottish Federation of Housing Association

EUC0048

*

Rt Hon Sir Iain Duncan Smith MP, former Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (QQ 31–43)

South West Aberdeenshire Citizens Advice Bureau

EUC0023

**

Southwark Council (QQ 55–61)

EUC0125

Paul Spicker, Emeritus Professor of Public Policy, Robert Gordon University

EUC0001

*

Emma Stewart, CEO & Co-Founder, Timewise Foundation (QQ 92–102)

*

Baroness Stroud, former Special Adviser to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (QQ 31–43)

Dr Kate Summers, Fellow at the London School of Economics and David Young, Doctoral researcher at the University of Bath

EUC0058

Supported Housing in Partnership

EUC0067

Survivors of Economic Abuse

EUC0040

Swansea Council, Tackling Poverty Service

EUC0046

Swansea Council, Housing Service

EUC0047

Taxpayers Against Poverty

EUC0111

The Advice Shop

EUC0003

The Guinness Partnership

EUC0105

The Hyde Group

EUC0039

The Riverside Group Ltd

EUC0064

**

The Salvation Army (QQ 17–24)

EUC0014 EUC0131

The Welcome Centre

EUC0030

The Women’s Organisation

EUC0092

*

Mike Tighe, Universal Credit claimant and Member of Southwark’s ‘Know your Rights’ benefits support group (QQ 109–116)

*

Nicholas Timmins, Senior Fellow, Institute for Government and The King’s Fund (QQ 62–78)

Zoë Titchener

EUC0081

Tower Hamlets Council

EUC0065

Trades Union Congress

EUC0082

Union of Shop Distributive and Allies Workers

EUC0036

Unite the Union

EUC0110

Vivid Homes

EUC0119

*

Tom Waters, Senior Research Economist, Institute for Fiscal Studies (QQ 9–16)

Peter Whiteford, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University

EUC0024 EUC0025

Laurie A Williams

EUC0130

*

Tony Wilson, Institute Director, Institute for Employment Studies (QQ 92–102)

Women’s Budget Group

EUC0016 EUC0118

*

Dr Sharon Wright, Professor of Social Policy, University of Glasgow (QQ 79–91)

Wycombe Refugee Partnership

EUC0114

Zacchaeus 2000 Trust (Z2K)

EUC0101





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