Universal Credit: Greater London

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 6th November 2018.

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Photo of Karen Buck Karen Buck Labour, Westminster North

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much funding has been provided to each London borough to date to support people transitioning to universal credit to make their claim online.

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

An error has been identified in the written answer given on 06 November 2018.

The correct answer should have been:

The funding provided to London local authorities to provide Universal Support since 1 April 2017 is set out in the attached document. This includes payments for both digital and budgeting support which can not be disaggregated.

The funding provided to each local authority includes:

  1. Full payment for 2017/18 (1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018)
  2. Payment in July 2018 of 50% of the 2018/19 (1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019) funding allocation
  3. Additional payments in September 2018 to those local authorities who provided support for more than 50% of their estimated volumes in Quarter 1 (1 April to 30 June 2018)

Funding for the remainder of 2018/19 is being collated and analysed.

The amount paid to local authorities varies according to the expected Universal Credit caseload and how long they have been delivering Universal Credit. The London Borough of Tower Hamlets and Harrow Council decided to opt out of the provision of Universal Support.

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

The funding provided to London local authorities to provide Universal Support since 1 April 2017 is set out in the attached document. This includes payments for both digital and budgeting support which can not be disaggregated.

The funding provided to each local authority includes:

  1. Full payment for 2017/18 (1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018)
  2. Payment in July 2018 of 50% of the 2018/19 (1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019) funding allocation
  3. Additional payments in September 2018 to those local authorities who provided support for more than 50% of their estimated volumes in Quarter 1 (1 April to 30 June 2018)

Funding for the remainder of 2018/19 is being collated and analysed.

The amount paid to local authorities varies according to the expected Universal Credit caseload and how long they have been delivering Universal Credit. The London Borough of Tower Hamlets and Harrow Council decided to opt out of the provision of Universal Support.

Does this answer the above question?

Yes0 people think so

No0 people think not

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