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Universal Credit

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

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Photo of Ruth George Ruth George Labour, High Peak

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of universal credit claimants with children are not eligible for a budgeting advance to pay for upfront childcare costs due to (a) an existing budgeting advance, (b) not having made a debt repayment and (b) not claiming universal credit for a sufficient amount of time in the most recent period for which data is available.

Photo of Mims Davies Mims Davies The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

The information requested is not readily available and to provide it would incur disproportionate cost.

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