Use the interactive dashboard to explore data for parliamentary constituencies, covering topics including unemployment, house prices and election results
Autumn Statement distributional analysis, Universal Credit and Employment Support Allowance
Opposition Day debate, Wednesday 16 November 2016.
The following briefings, press releases and reports provide relevant background information to the debate .
Commons Library Briefing CBP-7649, Abolition of the ESA Work-Related Activity Component
Commons Library Briefing CBP-7446, Universal Credit changes from April 2016
James Browne , Andrew Hood and Robert Joyce, The (changing) effects of universal credit, IFS Green Budget, 3 February 2016
Sam Royston, The Future of Family Incomes: How key tax and welfare changes will affect families to 2020, Children’s Society, February 2016
David Finch, Universal Challenge – making a success of Universal Credit, Resolution Foundation, 3 May 2016
David Finch and Matthew Whittaker, Under New Management: options for supporting ‘just managing’ families at the Autumn Statement, Resolution Foundation, 7 November 2016
Centre for Social Justice, CSJ calls on Government to back the ‘just about managing’ by reversing Universal Credit cuts, CSJ press release, 27 October 2016
Centre for Social Justice, The case for strengthening Universal Credit work allowances, 27 October 2016
Public Accounts Committee, Universal Credit and fraud and error: progress review, HC 489 2016-17, 4 November 2016
Treasury Select Committee, Committee urges Chancellor to re-instate distributional analysis, 25 August 2016
Average loan debt and the overall scale of loans have increased over time as the Government has shifted funding for maintenance and teaching to loans. This has led to concerns about the burden of debt, high interest rates and the cost of loans to the taxpayer.
This briefing paper provides statistics on the size of the gender pay gap in the UK and how it varies by factors such as age, occupation and location.