Universal Credit

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 22nd January 2015.

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Photo of Stephen Timms Stephen Timms Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 19 January 2015 to Question 220704, how large the control group will be in the proposed randomised control trial for universal credit in work progression; for how long that trial is planned to run; how progression in the two groups will be measured; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Esther McVey Esther McVey Minister of State (Department for Work and Pensions)

Based upon current Universal Credit roll-out plans we expect the trial to run through to 2016 and involve at least 15,000 Universal Credit claimants, of which the control group will comprise approximately 5,000 claimants. We are currently finalising the trial design and evaluation strategy.

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