Universal Credit: Birmingham

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 11th January 2019.

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Photo of Liam Byrne Liam Byrne Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) (Digital Economy)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate her Department has made of the expected decrease in the number of people who will be migrated onto universal credit in Birmingham in (a) 2019 and (b) 2020, following her announcement to revise the rollout of that system.

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

The requested information is not available for publication by constituency. We know that approximately 6.5 million households will be receiving Universal Credit in steady state. From July 2019 through to 2023, approximately 2 million households will move onto Universal Credit from their existing benefits via the Managed Migration process.

Universal Credit is proceeding as planned, with no change to the timetable of completing managed migration by December 2023. We will start with very small numbers in 2019 and will report on the findings from the pilot before bringing forward legislation to extend the Managed Migration processes.

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