Universal Credit statistics: data to 1 September 2016

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Great Britain. Department for Work and Pensions
Date of publication
14 September 2016
Poverty Alleviation Welfare Benefits and Financial Inclusion, Employment
Social welfare
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Universal Credit aims to reduce poverty, by making work pay, and to help claimants and their families to become more independent.

This summary contains statistics on Universal Credit covering the period to 1 September 2016 (for claims made) and 11 August 2016 (for starts and people receiving Universal Credit).

The number of people on Universal Credit as of 11 August 2016 was 324,058. Of these people 133,718 (41 per cent) were in employment.

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