Post Office Card Account

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 20th October 2014.

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Photo of Fiona O'Donnell Fiona O'Donnell Labour, East Lothian

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many Post Office card accounts have been (a) opened and (b) closed in each of the last 10 years.

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

Details of the number of Post Office card accounts opened and closed in each of the last 10 years are below:

Opened

Closed

Oct 04 -Mar 05

1,154,012

38,303

Apr 05- Mar 06

176,180

348,291

Apr 06- Mar 07

148,422

320,478

Apr 07 - Mar 08

132,322

320,922

Apr 08 -Mar 09

153,431

341,879

Apr 09 - Sept 09

77,677

168,861

Oct 09 - Mar 10

78,692

256,177

Apr 10 - Mar 11

109,573

465,574

Apr 11 -Mar 12

102,683

315,729

Apr 12- Mar13

104,145

302,692

Apr 13 -Mar 14

50,764

298,230

Apr 14- Sept 14

17,995

148,520

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