Universal Credit: Ethnic Groups

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 11th June 2020.

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Photo of Seema Malhotra Seema Malhotra Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions) (Employment)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what data her Department (a) holds and (b) reports on the number of universal credit applications by applicants who are (i) white, (ii) mixed, (iii) Asian or Asian British, (iv) black or black British, (v) Arab, (vi) other and (vii) preferred not to say.

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

Ethnicity information is scheduled for future publication, and the Department is currently aiming to publish the statistics routinely as part of Universal Credit official statistics in due course.

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