Labour seeks to force publication of universal credit impact analysis

Brown cited research from the Child Poverty Action Group saying 4.3m families would lose money with the full rollout, saying it was “deceitful” to claim only a minority would be worse off. Separate data showed 70% of those losing out would be families with someone in work, he added.

Labour has previously used the relatively obscure parliamentary procedure to force the release of Brexit impact assessments. If the opposition motion is passed, a humble address is considered binding on the government.