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Universal Credit

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 31st October 2019.

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Photo of Frank Field Frank Field Chair, Work and Pensions Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many alternative payment arrangements have been arranged with universal credit claimants; and what the reasons were for those arrangements in the most recent 12 month period for which figures are available.

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

Statistics on the number of Households on Universal Credit that make use of a Managed Payment to Landlord, More Frequent Payment and Split Payments under Alternative Payment Arrangements is published and can be found at:

https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/

Guidance on how to extract the information required can be found at:

https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Getting-Started.html

Information regarding the reasons for the alternative payment arrangements is not readily available and to provide it would incur disproportionate cost.

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