Post Office Card Account

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 10th June 2019.

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Photo of Marion Fellows Marion Fellows SNP Whip, Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Small Business, Enterprise and Innovation)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many Post Office card accounts were active in each of the last five years; and how much his Department paid into those accounts.

Photo of Guy Opperman Guy Opperman The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

The figures for the number of active accounts at year end for the last five years are as follows:

At Year End

Total Number of Accounts

March 2015

2409075

March 2016

2179279

March 2017

1790546

March 2018

1383266

March 2019

1103328

The figures for the amount paid into Post Office card accounts for the last five financial years are as follows:

Financial Year

Monies Paid in by DWP

2014-2015

£17,333,287,535.11

2015-2016

£16,228,823,143.88

2016-2017

£14,141,533,797.78

2017-2018

£12,047,638,556.85

2018-2019

£9,515,393,806.89

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