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The measures in this Act support the Government’s commitments to increase employment; slow the growth of the welfare budget to help achieve a more sustainable welfare system; eliminate child poverty and improve the life chances of children; and support the policy of rewarding hard work while increasing fairness with working households.

Impact Assessments in relation to welfare policies within this Act were published on 20 July 2015.

Statutory duties to report

The purpose of the statutory duties to report is to mandate regular updates from the Government on these key areas.

Full employment reporting obligation

This duty requires the Secretary of State to report annually on progress towards full employment, and the report will set out the interpretation of full employment for these purposes.