Universal Credit

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 5th February 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 26 January 2015 to Question 221544, what the unrounded forecast agreed with OBR is for the number of claimants of Universal Credit in May 2015.

Photo of Mark Harper Mark Harper Minister of State (Department for Work and Pensions) (Disabled People)

Forecasts of caseloads will always be subject to uncertainty, for example due to economic conditions changing. To reflect this we provide a rounded estimate of 0.1m.

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