Universal Credit: Databases

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 30 March 2023.

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Photo of Jon Ashworth Jon Ashworth Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what data his Department collects on Universal Credit claimants' (a) pay and (b) career progression.

Photo of Guy Opperman Guy Opperman The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

The Department collects earnings data from claimants, including data received from HMRC, to allow for the operation of Universal Credit. Data collected includes HMRC Real Time Earnings for employees and other earnings reported by claimants to DWP.

We do not routinely collect data on career progression.

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