25 September 2017

Universal Credit statistics

The latest Universal Credit statistics were published on GOV.UK on 13 September 2017 and show that, as of 10 August 2017, the number of people on Universal Credit was 590, 000. Of these people,230, 000 (39 %) were in employment.

The Department for Work and Pensions is currently seeking views on plans to expand the range of Universal Credit statistics and has launched a consultation to seek views on what statistics they could develop in the future.

The DWP emphasise they are keen to engage as many users as possible to obtain a variety of viewpoints and perspectives on their UC statistics, as this will help them ensure future developments to the statistics are relevant and useful.

The consultation documents are available on the GOV.UK website 

The consultation closes on the 24 October 2017.