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Universal Credit: Key Workers

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 41810, tabled on 3 September 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what data her Department holds on which sectors universal credit claimants work in; what estimate she has made of the number of claimants classified as critical workers who will receive a £20 a week reduction to their universal credit income; and if she will make a statement.

Answered on

13 September 2021

The information requested is not readily available and could only be provided at disproportionate cost. We do not systematically collect data on the employment sector background of UC claimants because this does not affect entitlement to UC.