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Written Answers — Scotland: Universal Credit (3 Jul 2014)

Chris Bryant: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland (1) if he will estimate the cost to the public purse of extending entitlement to NHS prescriptions to all claimants of universal credit once universal credit has been fully rolled out in Scotland; (2) if he will estimate the cost to the public purse of extending entitlement to free school meals to all claimants of universal credit once universal...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (31 May 2018)

Alok Sharma: The Department currently has no plans to include household food insecurity in the evaluation of the effectiveness of Universal Credit. However, we do continue to evaluate Universal Credit as it is delivered. Research and analysis is conducted to assist and inform the evaluation and the expansion of Universal Credit, focusing specifically on the effects of Universal Credit on claimants’...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (13 Dec 2017)

Damian Hinds: Over 80% of people are satisfied with their experience of Universal Credit and are comfortable managing their finances. The main route to access Universal Credit is through digital channels and 99% of Universal Credit claims are made online. Wi-Fi and computers are available in Jobcentres across the country, including 8000 additional computers installed to support the introduction of...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Disability (17 Nov 2017)

Damian Hinds: The core design of Universal Credit for claimants with limited capability for work and work related activity has remained as intended since its introduction in the Welfare Reform Act 2012 and the impacts were analysed then. We continue to evaluate the policy as it is delivered. The Universal Credit Evaluation is a comprehensive and multi-dimensional programme of analysis designed to assess...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits (7 Dec 2010)

Steve Webb: We expect universal credit to improve take-up in two ways. First, universal credit will be much simpler than the existing arrangements, so it will be easier for people to understand whether they have an entitlement. Secondly, universal credit replaces support that is currently provided through a number of different benefits and tax credits. Under the current system people need to claim...

Written Ministerial Statements — Work and Pensions: Welfare Reform (13 Oct 2014)

Iain Duncan Smith: Today I can confirm plans for the next stage of implementing universal credit to all remaining jobcentres and local authorities as we progress national expansion through 2015-16 and secure delivery of universal credit across Great Britain. Universal credit is a major reform which is restoring work incentives and transforming the welfare state in Britain for the better. Once fully implemented,...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (11 Sep 2018)

Alok Sharma: Universal Credit has a comprehensive evaluation framework which sets out the strategy for all evaluation including analysis of the claimant experience and how evaluation is used to formulate future policy: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/universal-credit- evaluation-framework-2016 Since publication of the framework the Department has continued to build evidence on the experiences...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Payments (3 Oct 2019)

Will Quince: The design of Universal Credit is fundamentally different to legacy benefits, so any assessment would not reflect this adequately. The Department published an assessment of legacy benefit and Universal Credit payment timeliness in its Annual Report and Accounts 2018-19. This showed that the speed of Universal Credit payments has continued to improve during its rollout and the Department...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Social Security Benefits (17 Jun 2014)

Nick Hurd: ...National Statistics (ONS), I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question asking the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the effect of the exclusion of universal credit claimants on the overall claimant count published in (a) February, (b) March, (c) April and (d) May 2014. (199848) In the months from February to May 2014, the Office for...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Northampton (24 May 2016)

Priti Patel: Universal Credit live service rolled out to Northampton Jobcentre Plus on 23 November 2015. Official Universal Credit statistics can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/universal-credit-s tatistics. Every jobcentre across the country is now delivering Universal Credit for single people. The full Universal Credit service begins its national expansion from May 2016.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (27 Jun 2016)

Lord Freud: Universal Credit rollout started in April 2013. At the same time the Universal Credit Directorate was established within Operations, to deliver Universal Credit with 80 paid employees. AT 31st March 2016, the Universal Credit Directorate consisted of 4,295 paid employees. The numbers of Universal Credit Directorate employees who have left DWP since April 2013 are as follows: Leaving Period...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (6 Sep 2019)

Will Quince: The amount of Universal Credit paid to claimants reflects, as closely as possible, the actual circumstances of a household during each monthly assessment period. Monthly assessment periods align to the way the majority of employees are paid and how utility companies and other service providers collect payments. This allows Universal Credit to be adjusted each month, which means that if a...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Housing (27 Nov 2018)

Justin Tomlinson: We can provide an estimate based on households claiming Universal Credit by matching the Universal Credit household dataset (which contains information about the Housing Element), with the people on Universal Credit dataset (which contains information about gender). The table gives the estimated number of claimants receiving the Housing Element of Universal Credit in Great Britain, August...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (8 Jul 2019)

Alok Sharma: Universal Credit payments are made at a household rather than individual level. The official Households on Universal Credit statistics series starts in August 2015 and the latest month that has been published so far is February 2019. 2,600,000 households on Universal Credit received at least one payment between August 2015 and February 2019. Notes: 1) Figures have been rounded to...

Written Answers — Treasury: Universal Credit (19 Dec 2012)

Sajid Javid: Universal credit parameters were set at the autumn statement of 5 December 2012, Official Report, columns 871-822, following discussions between HM Treasury and the Department for Work and Pensions. One key parameter is the taper, the rate at which universal credit will be withdrawn. The single taper in universal credit will withdraw benefits at a rate of 65p for every £1 of earnings. The...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (31 Oct 2017)

Damian Hinds: We do not hold this data as we have not commenced managed migration. Claimants are not being transferred from legacy benefits to Universal Credit until 2019 and this will be completed by March 2022. We have committed to pay transitional protection to all claimants who move to Universal Credit as part of this process and whose entitlement is less than their entitlement to existing benefits and...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Merseyside (14 Feb 2019)

Justin Tomlinson: The table below shows the number of households capped under Housing Benefit and Universal Credit in the requested areas in November of each year. We are not able to provide statistics on the numbers capped in total in each calendar year, but have provided the same month in each year to allow year-on-year comparisons. Point-in-time Caseload: Number of households that had their Housing...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (1 Feb 2018)

Alok Sharma: The roll-out of Universal Credit Full Service began in May 2016. Since then, 235 jobcentres have successfully gone live with the Full Service. Universal Credit is all about getting people into work and, for those already in work, increasing their income through more work. Research shows that Universal Credit is working and people are 4% more likely to find work within the first six months...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (31 Oct 2017)

Damian Hinds: Some claimants on legacy benefits will experience a change of circumstance which means they will need to make a new claim to Universal Credit, and their entitlement will be re-calculated based on their new circumstances. Universal Support (US) provides help for those who need assistance to manage their claim online and/or help with budgeting in order to manage their monthly payments and...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits (4 Apr 2019)

Baroness Buscombe: Households can have their benefits capped either under Housing Benefit, or under Universal Credit, and the latest statistics were published in February 2019, covering households capped to November 2018. Point-in-time caseload: Number of households capped by family type at November 2018, GB Total Single, no child dependant Single, with child dependant(s) Couple, no child dependant...


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