Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit

(asked on 19th October 2018) - View Source

Question to the Department for Work and Pensions:

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the (a) number and (b) proportion of staff in receipt of universal credit; and if she will make a statement.


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Alok Sharma
COP26 President (Cabinet Office)
This question was answered on 24th October 2018

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

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1. Oral Answers to Questions
19/11/2018 - Commons Chamber

1: particularly for her work on the Disability Confident campaign, which she set up?The number of workless - Speech Link
2: (Ms McVey) for her service and welcome the Secretary of State to her new position? I look forward to welcoming - Speech Link
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2. Oral Answers to Questions
29/06/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: jobcentre staff and all Department for Work and Pensions staff and contractors for their tireless work through - Speech Link
2: right hon. Friend agree that the local jobcentre staff, who have been working tirelessly through this pandemic - Speech Link
3: people in these challenging times to get back into work as soon as possible and to support an economic recovery - Speech Link

3. Oral Answers to Questions
13/11/2017 - Commons Chamber

1: forces covenant. We will do everything we can, and work as hard as we can, to help them get the best possible - Speech Link
2: those who were on benefits before claiming universal credit. Our objective is to strike the right balance - Speech Link
3: than 40% deducted from their award. Will the Secretary of State clarify the maximum amount repayable? Does - Speech Link

4. Oral Answers to Questions
18/03/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: Department has made of the levels of financial support available through (a) universal credit and (b) the legacy - Speech Link
2: Department has made of the levels of financial support available through (a) universal credit and (b) the legacy - Speech Link
3: Department has made of the levels of financial support available through (a) universal credit and (b) the legacy - Speech Link

5. Oral Answers to Questions
13/09/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: holiday activity fund, and good progress has been made on the digitalisation of Healthy Start vouchers - Speech Link
2: my right hon. Friend for her remarkable work on universal credit during the pandemic. With the forthcoming - Speech Link
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