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Universal Credit: Databases

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 174310, tabled on 27 March 2023

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what data his Department collects on Universal Credit claimants' (a) pay and (b) career progression.

Answered on

30 March 2023

The Department collects earnings data from claimants, including data received from HMRC, to allow for the operation of Universal Credit. Data collected includes HMRC Real Time Earnings for employees and other earnings reported by claimants to DWP.

We do not routinely collect data on career progression.

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