Universal Credit: Wansbeck

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 10th July 2018.

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Photo of Ian Lavery Ian Lavery Co-National Campaign Coordinator, Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office), Party Chair, Labour Party

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the proportion of people in receipt of universal credit in Wansbeck constituency who will have a household income of £7000 or less.

Photo of Alok Sharma Alok Sharma The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

Based upon DWP administrative data, we estimate between 60% to 70% of people on Universal Credit in Wansbeck constituency currently have a household income of £7,000 or less.

Notes:

There may be additional income or support that we have not included in the calculation, such as child benefit or passported benefits.

In May 2018, there were 783 individuals claiming Universal Credit in Wansbeck of which 34% were in employment.

Universal Credit Full Service is due to roll out later this year.

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