Universal Credit

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered at on 5 September 2022.

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Photo of Alison McGovern Alison McGovern Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will make an estimate of the number of people who left the Universal Credit searching for work conditionality group in the period from January to June 2022; and whether their reason for leaving was to (a) join another conditionality group or (b) leave benefits altogether.

Photo of Julie Marson Julie Marson The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Assistant Whip

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

The Alternative Claimant Count (ACC) provides a measure of the number of people claiming unemployment related benefits. The number of off-flows from the ACC, and for the Universal Credit Searching for Work conditionality group component of the ACC, are available here.

Between January 2022 and May 2022 there were 1.36 million off-flows from this group. This represents a count of off-flows, not individual people, as it is possible to flow in and out of this group multiple times within this period.

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