On Wednesday 12 January, IFS researchers will launch "Universal Credit: a preliminary analysis". Funded by the ESRC Centre at the Institute for Fiscal Studies, this work assesses the possible impacts of Universal Credit on household incomes and on work incentives. The Government is due to publish a Welfare Reform Bill later this month with full details of the Universal Credit, but this preliminary analysis is based on the limited amount of information given by the Government in its November 2010 White Paper, Universal Credit: welfare that works.
At the event, IFS researchers will explain how the Universal Credit will work, what it might mean for particular families, what it might cost, and how it might affect household incomes and measures of financial work incentives in the long-run.
This event will take place between 10am and 11.15am, with registration from 9.45am.