About

The APPG on Universal Credit is a cross-party group, which was established in order for Members of Parliament of all parties to be able to come together to discuss the experiences of their own constituents, to receive advice and support from various agencies, to share best practice at  supporting constituents and monitor this critical policy as it is rolled out.

The APPG accepts the core aims of Universal Credit (UC) in simplifying the benefits system and making it easier for people to move into work. The reality of UC, however, does not live up to these good intentions. We are seriously concerned that the design of UC does not sufficiently take into consideration the specific needs of the poorest working age people in the UK, and that in its current form, UC does not work in their best interest.

APPG Officers 2020/21

Debbie Abrahams MP – Labour

Peter Aldous MP – Conservative

Baroness Ruth Lister – Labour

Anne McLaughlin MP – SNP

Yasmin Qureshi MP – Labour

Baroness Natalie Bennett – Green

Wendy Chamberlain MP – Liberal Democrats