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Universal Credit

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 75340, tabled on 16 July 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate her Department has made of the cost to the public purse of rolling on existing claims for housing benefit during the five week wait to receive universal credit.

Answered on

21 July 2020

As per the analysis for Autumn Budget 2017, the Department estimates the following expenditure in total for the Transition to Universal Credit housing payment is £550 million.

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