Universal Credit

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 8th September 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

(1) what proportion of universal credit claimants have a payment made directly to their landlord;

(2) what the value is of payments made directly to landlords for universal credit claimants in (a) total and (b) each local authority.

Photo of Steve Webb Steve Webb The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

The information requested is not currently available.

The Department published its strategy for releasing official statistics on Universal Credit (UC) in September 2013 which can be found at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/universal-credit-statistics

As outlined in the strategy, officials are currently quality assuring data for UC therefore it is not yet possible to give a definitive list of what statistics will be provided in the future. These statistics however will be published in accordance with the relevant protocols in the Code of Practice for Official Statistics.

The latest official experimental statistics on UC can be found at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/universal-credit-statistics

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