Universal Credit: Young People

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 17th May 2021.

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Photo of Alison McGovern Alison McGovern Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate her Department has made of the projected number of universal credit claimants aged 16-24 in each year for which that data has been projected.

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

The Department does not have a projection.

Actual data on the number of people on UC is available at: https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/jsf/login.xhtml

Total UC caseload forecast can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/benefit-expenditure-and-caseload-tables-2021

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