Social Security and In-work Poverty


About the Inquiry

In June 2018, the Committee agreed to hold an inquiry into social security and in-work poverty. The Committee will explore the potential impact of Universal Credit on in-work poverty. This will include consideration of recent research on trends in low wages and in-work poverty and indications of increasing financial need in working households including, for example, increased use of food banks.

Watch interview with Convener Clare Adamson


The Committee issued a call for written views on 18 June 2018 and will begin taking oral evidence in September 2018.


The Committee has issued a call for views which can be accessed via the link below.  The Committee is looking for written submissions by Thursday 23 August 2018

Read the call for views

Read the written submissions received

Read the news release

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