Universal Credit

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 11th June 2014.

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Photo of Rachel Reeves Rachel Reeves Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people he expects to be claiming universal credit by the end of (a) 2014, (b) 2015, (c) 2016, (d) 2017 and (e) 2018.

Photo of Esther McVey Esther McVey The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

We announced our plans for the implementation of universal credit on 5 December, and these were set out in a written ministerial statement. The WMS can be found here:

http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201314/cmhansrd/cm131205/wmstext/131205m0001.htm#13120551000006

Official statistics on universal credit were most recently published on 14 May and can be found at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/universal-credit-statistics-apr-2013-to-31-march-2014

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