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Universal Credit

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN HL12539, tabled on 7 January 2019

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many, and what percentage of, Universal Credit claimants are on alternative payments arrangements.

Answered on

21 January 2019

Alternative Payment Arrangements for Universal Credit are only available at Household level and can be found in the tables below.

UC households claiming Housing Entitlement split by those receiving Managed Payment to Landlord by Month

August 2018 (p)

Percentage of relevant claims

Number of Households receiving Managed Payments to Landlords

106,538

18%

Total UC households claiming Housing Entitlement

582,859

UC households in payment split by those receiving More Frequent Payments by Month

August 2018 (p)

Percentage of relevant claims

Number of Households receiving More Frequent Payments

8,235

1%

Total UC Households in payment

850,172

UC Couple Households split by those receiving Split Payments by Month

August 2018 (p)

Percentage of relevant claims

Number of Households receiving split payments

20

less than 1%

Total UC Couple Households

126,889

Source: Stat-Xplore, Department for Work and Pensions

  1. Figures marked "p" are provisional. These figures will be subject to revision in subsequent releases. It is expected that overall provisional figures will be within two per cent of their revised figure in future releases.
  2. Percentages may not add up due to rounding.
  3. Statistical disclosure control has been applied to this table to avoid the release of confidential data. As such totals may not sum.
  4. The figures for More Frequent Payments and Managed Payments to Landlords exclude those under Scottish Choices.