Universal Credit: Deductions

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 9th September 2019.

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Photo of Stephen Timms Stephen Timms Labour, East Ham

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of universal credit payments were subject to a deduction for council tax arrears.

Photo of Will Quince Will Quince The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

In May 2019, 54,000 (3%) Universal Credit payments were subject to a deduction for council tax arrears.

Notes:

  1. The number of deductions is rounded to the nearest 1000
  2. The proportion is rounded to the nearest %

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