NAWRA’s submission to Work and Pensions Committee Inquiry into the Welfare Safety Net

The Work and Pensions Committee is conducting an inquiry into the current state of the UK’s welfare safety net, prompted by the evidence of debt, hunger and homelessness it has heard across several recent inquiries. The inquiry, launched when the UN’s Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty made an investigative visit to the UK, will consider how effectively our welfare system works to protect against hardship and chronic deprivation.

NAWRA has submitted evidence and case studies on universal credit and the impact on EEA nationals. Thank you so much to everyone that sent in case studies on EEA nationals – we had an overwhelming response. Obviously we could not quote them all directly but we tried to get the key issues over using them as a base. We will keep all the case studies to hand should the Committee want to come back for further information.

NAWRA is also being represented by Elliot Kent of Shelter at the Work and Pensions Committee’s oral evidence session on 13 February 2019 which you will be able to view on https://parliamentlive.tv/Commons. Thank you very much to Elliot for both attending the Committee session and for his work in compiling the report.

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