Constituency data: Universal Credit roll-out

This page provides our latest constituency estimates for Universal Credit roll-out.

Universal Credit is the Government’s new working-age benefit. It is replacing six “legacy” benefits and tax credits: income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance, income-based Employment Support Allowance, working-age Housing Benefit, Income Support, Child Tax Credits and Working Tax Credits. The Government started rolling out Universal Credit in 2013 and aimed to finish in 2018 but, because of delays, will now not finish until 2023.

Our Universal Credit roll-out: 2018/19 research briefing provides further details of how we created these estimates and analysis or recent trends.

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Notes

Since the Universal Credit Full Service is being introduced on a jobcentre by jobcentre basis, the number of UC claimants will vary from area to area. It is possible to estimate how complete UC roll-out is in an area by comparing data the number of households claiming UC in an area with an estimate of the number of households currently claiming one of the “legacy” benefits UC is intended to replace.

To compile these estimates we have made some assumptions. The methodology section in our Universal Credit roll-out: 2018/19 research briefing provides full details.

Sources

Sources for the above information include:

DWP Stat Xplore: Employment Support Allowance caseload; Housing Benefit caseload; Universal Credit caseload – people and household datasets

ONS Nomis; Jobseeker’s Allowance 5% sample caseload data; Income Support caseload data

HMRC Provisional Child and Working Tax Credits geographic statistics

DWP Universal Credit transition to Full Service documentation and Estates Changes announcements.

Note that information on launch of the Full Service in jobcentres around Great Britain is experimental. Full service launch dates are from the DWP’s Transition to Full Service publication, linked above. Matching jobcentres to constituencies is complex and subject to error, however, and we urge users to supplement the information provided above with their own local knowledge.