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Universal Credit

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 24th July 2018.

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Photo of Grahame Morris Grahame Morris Labour, Easington

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what her Department's key performance indicators are to assess whether the universal credit system is functioning effectively.

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

Rollout of Universal Credit Full Service is due to complete in December 2018, and, as of the end of July 2018 we will have completed 65% of this programme.

Currently, we assess performance through analysis of key statistics as set out at:

Universal Credit Full Service has added nearly 400,000 new claimants on the system since August 2017 and is on track for full rollout nationally by the end of 2018.

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