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1.Brief summary of the UK-level policy objectives that underpin the development of the new benefit.
2.Overview of the design of Universal Credit and its connections with claimant activation and austerity.
3.The challenge to the principle of parity in social security provision between Great Britain and Northern Ireland in the post-2012 period
4.Differences in how Universal Credit will operate in Northern Ireland compared to Great Britain
5.Progress report on the roll-out of Universal Credit in Northern Ireland thus far.
The report details the ways in which (and reasons why) Universal Credit is being rolled out in a distinctive way in Northern Ireland. What is missing at present is an empirical engagement with how Universal Credit is being experienced by claimants in the province. The conclusion highlights key questions for forthcoming research on Universal Credit in Northern Ireland and the potential lessons for policymakers and stakeholders there and elsewhere in the UK.
|Number of pages||28|
|Publication status||Published - May 2019|
- social security
- Universal Credit
- Northern Ireland
- Welfare state
- Social Rights
- Social citizenship
12 Feb 2020
Activity: Participating in or organising an event › Participating in a conference, workshop, ...
Mark Simpson (Speaker) & Ruth Patrick (Speaker)24 Oct 2019
Activity: Talk or presentation › Invited talkFile
Simpson, M., 16 Sep 2020, Social security in Greater Manchester. 4 p.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Other chapter contributionOpen AccessFile
Universal Credit could be a lifeline in Northern Ireland, but it must be designed with people who use itPatrick, R. & Simpson, M., 30 Jun 2020, York: Joseph Rowntree Foundation. 53 p.
Research output: Book/Report › Commissioned report › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile
Northern Ireland Affairs Committee and Work and Pensions Committee joint inquiry into welfare policy in Northern Ireland: Joint submission from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, University of York and Ulster University: Interim report on universal credit in Northern Ireland appendedSimpson, M., Patrick, R. & Porter, I., 5 Jun 2019, 34 p. Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
Research output: Other contributionOpen AccessFile