Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit

(asked on 1st February 2019) - View Source

Question to the Department for Work and Pensions:

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) work coaches and (b) Jobcentre Plus staff are (i) in receipt of Universal Credit and (ii) have been subject to in-work conditionality.


Answered by
Alok Sharma Portrait
Alok Sharma
COP26 President (Cabinet Office)
This question was answered on 8th February 2019

I refer the hon. Member to my reply to Question 213242 on 31 January 2019.

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2. Scope - written evidence
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Recent Speeches related to Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit

1. Oral Answers to Questions
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2. Oral Answers to Questions
28/06/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: people. Our ambition is to help parents return to work as quickly as possible, as there is clear evidence - Speech Link
2: support grants does not make up for the cuts to universal credit, which will mean that families are £1,000 - Speech Link
3: and it is going to get worse when £20 of universal credit is taken away from families in October. I - Speech Link

3. Oral Answers to Questions
29/06/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: praise our excellent jobcentre staff and all Department for Work and Pensions staff and contractors for - Speech Link
2: my right hon. Friend agree that the local jobcentre staff, who have been working tirelessly through this - Speech Link
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4. Oral Answers to Questions
08/03/2021 - Commons Chamber

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5. Oral Answers to Questions
18/12/2017 - Commons Chamber

1: breaking down barriers for disabled people to get into work, particularly by addressing the issues of stigma - Speech Link
2: employing disabled people. The Department for Work and Pensions continues to support local authorities and - Speech Link
3: few years. We have 600,000 more disabled people in work than was the case in 2010, but there is more to - Speech Link

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