Universal Credit: Ethnic Groups

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 23rd 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, pursuant to the Answer of 11 June 2020 to Question 55987, what information her Department holds on the ethnicity of universal credit claimants; what information on ethnicity is planned for future publication; and when her Department plans to publish that ethnicity information.

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

DWP statisticians are currently working to collate and quality assure the standard ethnicity data collected from Universal Credit claimants. The Department has committed to publishing the statistics as soon as the Departmental statisticians judge that the data meet the standards set out in the UK Statistics Authority Code of Practice.

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