Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit

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Question to the Department for Work and Pensions:

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what information her Department holds on how many employees within her Department and its executive agencies (a) are currently and (b) will be subject in the next 12 months to in-work conditionality under universal credit.


Answered by
Alok Sharma Portrait
Alok Sharma
COP26 President (Cabinet Office)
This question was answered on 31st January 2019

Employees claiming Universal Credit have no obligation to inform DWP they are receiving benefits.

Universal Credit provides us with the opportunity, for the first time, to support people to earn more so they can progress in their career. We are developing our understanding of what works to support people to progress through a programme of research and analysis, tests and trials. Outside of the In-work Progression Randomised Controlled Trial, which has now finished, claimants who are in work with earnings above the Administrative Earnings Threshold are not currently expected to undertake any mandatory activity.

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